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Similar to the ankle, the foot is a complex part of the human body. Determining what is causing pain in the foot can be challenging and can ultimately lead to a number of potential sources or reasons, which is why you may need to consult with a foot doctor.

At Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, our podiatrist, Dr. R Randal Aaranson, has specialized training in the injuries and conditions that impact the lower extremity or leg, including the ankle and foot. Our dedicated foot expert has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and training and thoroughly understands how foot pain can affect your quality of life. It is with this extensive knowledge that he can accurately assess, diagnose, and treat your foot and ankle conditions and injuries as well as provide the compassionate, specialized care you need to get back to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Signs of a Foot Injury or Condition

Your specific type of foot pain or symptoms offer insights into your foot condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with a foot expert:

  • A large, bony lump at the base of the big toe
  • Ankle issues or ankle pain that radiates down into your foot
  • Difficulty bending or straightening your big toe
  • Heel pain
  • Pain when you bear weight on your feet and ankles
  • Sharp pain in your heel
  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Toenail is growing painfully into the skin surrounding it
  • Toes are curled unnaturally

If you have any of the symptoms above, your foot specialist may diagnose you with one of these ankle or foot conditions:

  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Deformity
  • Flat feet
  • Fracture
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Tendonitis

Superior Access to Exceptional Foot & Ankle Care

At Orthopedic Associates, our team of board-certified specialists and staff strive for excellence in orthopedic medicine and podiatry, offering exceptional knowledge and skill in every patient encounter. When diagnosing injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation and are committed to attempting nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. Our foot and ankle specialist, Dr. R Randal Aaranson, will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that specifically meets your individual needs and concerns. 

However, for advanced conditions or serious injuries, foot surgery, such as for a hammertoe, heel pain, or another ankle or foot condition, may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated foot surgeon is board-certified and has additional specialty training in the foot and ankle and will perform the procedure with care, skill, and precision.  

All along the way—from diagnosis to treatment and surgery as well as postoperative recovery—we are here for you. Our additional services, including digital X-rayMRI, durable medical equipment (DME)physical therapy, and our surgery center, are all conveniently accessible to you.

We also have the following locations available to you in St. Louis as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois:

To schedule an appointment with our foot expert, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.

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