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Foot & Ankle Pain Specialist

Woodlands Center For Special Surgery

Hand Surgeon & Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists located in The Woodlands and Willis, TX

Do you struggle with debilitating foot or ankle pain that is decreasing your physical well-being? If so, hand surgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands and Willis, Texas, can help ease the pain in your feet and ankles and get you back to walking normally free of pain. Call or book your appointment online today to learn more.

Foot & Ankle Pain Q & A

Why do I have foot pain?

There are many reasons you might experience foot pain, including:


Depending on the severity of your case, simple lifestyle adjustments such as dietary changes or physical therapy might suffice to treat arthritis. Nonetheless, surgery is also an option to eliminate your joint pain.


A bunion is a bone deformity that causes pain and stiffness on the side of your big toe. Your big toe eventually leans towards the second toe and can cause greater problems if not addressed.

Heel Pain

This can come from a variety of issues, but the two most common are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation and shortening of the tissue band that runs across the sole of your feet. Heel spurs are abnormal bone growths on the heels of your feet.


For painful flatfeet, nonsurgical treatments include stretching or arch support for your shoes. If needed, your doctor at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery can perform surgery.

Tendon, Ligament, or Bone Injuries

An X-ray is the simplest way to determine whether you have a sprain or fracture, and whether surgery is necessary.

As there’s a range of reasons you might be experiencing foot or ankle pain, Dr. Ciaglia and Dr. Jordan recommend scheduling a consultation to assess your own personal situation.

Why does my ankle hurt?

While your ankle can hurt due to lingering issues with your foot, there are multiple causes of ankle pain, such as:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Dr. Ciaglia and Dr. Jordan can ensure an improved quality of life by helping relieve your ankle pain so you can walk free of pain again

How can I treat foot and ankle pain?

Many foot conditions can be avoided or helped by using the right kind of footwear that provides an ample amount of support and shock absorption. However, if that does not help, then physical therapy or surgery may be needed.

If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain that’s interfering with the quality of your life, call the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery today or schedule an appointment online.