Ankle and foot pain and injury treatment

Pain, injury, or problems with your feet can be frustrating, or even debilitating. Whichever end of the spectrum you’re on, you’ll find expert care for foot and ankle conditions at Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists.


Below you will find symptoms, treatment options, and other information about some of the most common foot and ankle injuries and conditions seen by orthopedic specialists. Dr. Orlando offers a wide range of orthopedic foot and ankle treatments, from non-operative care and in-office procedures for minor conditions to the latest surgical procedures for more complex disorders and injuries. Read below to find out more.

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Common ankle and foot injuries
Ankle & foot tendonitis

Ankle & foot arthritis

Ankle & foot fractures

Ankle sprains

Ruptured ankle ligament

Plantar fasciitis


Flat foot

Hammer toe & claw toe

Achilles tendon rupture

Don’t see your injury listed? Only the most common injuries are listed here, please give us a call to talk about your specific condition.

Ankle and foot injury treatments offered
Bunion surgery

Hammertoe surgery

Achilles tendon repair

Ankle fracture surgery

Ankle fusion

Ankle replacement

Flat foot deformity correction

Discover your treatment options

Dr. Orlando takes a multifaceted approach to foot and ankle pain, only recommending surgery once all other options have been exhausted. He will often be able to treat your condition with conservative approaches, including physical therapy, bracing, and medication. In instances where conservative treatments aren’t enough to relieve your pain or return your flexibility, surgery may be an option. Read on to learn about the different treatment paths Dr. Orlando may recommend for foot and ankle care.

Many conditions can be treated without surgery, so before recommending that you go the surgical route, Dr. Orlando may opt to treat your condition with one of the following non-surgical methods:

  • Joint and ligament injections such as PRP and stem cell injections,
  • Prescription medications
  • Cold and heat presses
  • Casts, splints and/or braces
  • Physical therapy

For some patients, Dr. Orlando may suggest a minimally-invasive procedure to help reduce or eliminate foot and ankle pain. At Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists, we utilize the latest technology and tools to provide patients the most advanced non-invasive surgical options available.


One example of such a technique is ankle arthroscopy, which utilizes small incisions and a small camera to guide Dr. Orlando as he works to repair your injury. With minimally invasive surgical techniques such as this one, most patients are able to go home the same day the surgery is performed.

At times, foot and ankle pain may require a more extensive surgical procedure to correct the source of pain.


Surgery may be necessary for several reasons, including the removal of foot deformities, like bone spurs or bunions, arthritis problems, reconstruction due to injury, and congenital malformations such as club foot or flat feet. Sometimes, regardless of your age, foot surgery may be the only successful treatment option for certain conditions.


The type of surgery Dr. Orlando will recommend depends on the type of foot condition the patient has. For the removal of a growth, such as a bunion, a bunionectomy is necessary. If the bones in the feet need to be realigned or fused together, a surgical fusion of the foot is needed. For pain or nerve issues, a patient may require surgery in which the tissues surrounding the painful nerve are removed.


Generally, Dr. Orlando will attempt less invasive treatments options before recommending surgery. Surgery is often the last measure taken if other treatments are unsuccessful.

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