Foot and Ankle

When should you see an orthopedic specialist for foot and/or ankle pain?

Many minor foot and ankle injuries – brought on by too much walking, running or other activity – generally get better on their own if you rest and stay off your feet. Resting, NSAIDS, and applying ice is often a successful course of self-treatment.

But if your foot and ankle pain persists beyond a short period and does not improve with conservative care, or if you don’t know what caused the pain, you might consider seeing an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist. If you have pain and/or swelling that persists beyond three to four days, if it affects both feet and/or ankles, if it covers a wide area or if you are diabetic, it’s wise to consult a specialist. If you’re experiencing pain, tingling, numbness or a burning sensation on the underside of your feet, it’s also wise to seek out a medical professional.

There are a host of common foot and ankle problems. Among the most common are: Achilles tendonitis, ankle or foot arthritis, clubfoot, claw toe/hammertoe, flatfoot, fractures, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis in the foot and ankle, stress fractures and sesamoiditis which is pain on the bottom of the foot at the base of the great toe.

Depending upon your specific foot and/or ankle ailment, there are a variety of potential treatment methods. These include: braces and casts, injections, medication, orthotic devices, physical therapy, surgery, and iontophoresis - a process of drug delivery through the skin by use of a local electric current.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If foot or ankle pain is impeding your life, contact one of our St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialists to be evaluated and treated today.

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Doctors

Radmila Samardzija, DPM

Radmila Samardzija

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Kapil Dua, DPM

Kapil Dua

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

John S. Bleazard, DO

John S. Bleazard

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Jeffrey S. Boberg, DPM

Jeffrey S. Boberg

O'Fallon, MO

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith, MD

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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636-561-0871

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Associated Podiatrists – Belton

Associated Podiatrists – Belton
17067 South Outer Road
Suite 200
Belton, MO 64012
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists

Associated Podiatrists
8919 Parallel Parkway
Suite 550
Kansas City, KS 66112
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee
7255 Renner Road
Suite 100
Shawnee, KS 66217
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth
3550 S. 4th Street
Suite 282
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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913-321-0522