Experienced Equinus Specialists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota
Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists is the ideal destination for anyone who is experiencing equinus, a condition characterized by limited upward motion at the ankle joint. Equinus can be caused by a wide array of conditions, such as persistent inactivity, staying in a fixed position for extended periods, congenital predisposition, or medical conditions like diabetes mellitus. If left untreated, equinus can lead to various foot and ankle-related issues such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, tendonitis, fatigue in the lower extremities, and much more.
At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we understand how debilitating this condition can be and strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care available. Our team of leading podiatric and orthopedic surgeons are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating equine-related conditions.
Our team is led by Dr. Jason Spector, DPM, MS, AACFAS. Dr. Spector is a true Floridian who was born and raised in Florida before receiving both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He also completed a distinguished Fellowship program under renowned podiatric and orthopedic surgeons at a renowned institution in Saint Petersburg that has been named one of the six Centers of Excellence by the American Orthopaedic Society of 3D printing in the United States.
At Florida Foot & Ankle Specialists we strive to provide each patient with personalized treatment plans that are tailored to their individual needs so they can receive an effective solution quickly while minimizing long-term damage associated with equinus. We are dedicated to providing top-notch comprehensive care so that our patients can enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about their foot or ankle health-related issues due to equinus. So if you are suffering from equinus don’t wait any longer; contact Florida Foot & Ankle Specialists today for an appointment with one of our board-certified doctors!
What is Equinus?
Equinus is a condition of limited upward motion at the ankle joint that can cause significant discomfort if left untreated. The Achilles Tendon, which is formed by the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, is the usual culprit behind equinus. This condition is commonly caused by persistent inactivity, extended periods of immobilization, congenital predisposition, and other medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus. Equinus may also be caused by an osseous (bony) problem such as arthritis or loose bony fragments. The consequences of equinus can be severe and range from plantar fasciitis to bunions, hammertoes, and pain in the forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot, and ankle. To address this condition and prevent further complications, it’s important to receive a diagnosis from a qualified podiatrist who specializes in foot and ankle care.
At Florida Foot & Ankle Specialists we specialize in diagnosing and treating equinus and its related symptoms. Our goal at Florida Foot & Ankle Specialists is always to provide the best possible care for our patients so they can enjoy comfortable feet again without chronic pain or discomfort. We take into account all aspects of your condition including lifestyle needs when designing an effective treatment plan so you can get back to doing what you love most without worrying about your feet! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help alleviate your pain associated with equines!
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