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Compassionate, Double-Board Certified Doctors Providing Solutions for Foot and Ankle Pain

Every step, jump, lunge, or movement you make puts direct and repetitive pressure on the foot and ankle – two complex and strong structures that we depend on throughout our entire lives. With 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, the stresses we put on our feet and ankles are significant. It’s no surprise that foot and ankle pain are one of the most common reasons why Americans access their healthcare provider when they are met with pain and immobility in these areas.

While it may be incredibly painful and concerning to experience, not every situation of the foot or ankle pain means surgery is required. The double-board certified physicians at MAPS Centers For Pain Control recognized the need for a leader in effective, non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, and have helped thousands of patients find relief without the need for surgery or addictive pain medication.

If you experience pain in the feet or ankles, contact the team at MAPS Centers For Pain Control to schedule your appointment:

Common Causes of Pain in the Ankle, Foot and Toes

Whether the result of an accident, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, osteoarthritis, muscle strains, or even disease and infection, pain in the feet and ankle areas can be caused by numerous issues. Some patients who have had surgery return to a physician to learn it was unsuccessful when the pain returns.

Reported Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Pain May Include:

  • Twisted ankle

  • Grinding pain

  • Sensation of bone-on-bone

  • Muscle spasms or cramps

  • Weakness or numbness in the lower extremities

  • Intermittent pain that subsides then returns

  • Inflammation and swelling

  • Inability to put weight on the feet

  • Pain when standing, or walking

  • Loss of motion in the ankle, foot, or toes

  • Pain in the heel or Achilles tendon

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Neuropathy

Every patient is unique; therefore our physician examines the patient closely to identify the underlying cause before determining an appropriate treatment plan.

A Spectrum of Medical Solutions for Treating Foot & Ankle Pain

MAPS is Chicago’s leader in conservative treatment for chronic and acute pain, including pain in the ankles, feet, and toes. Every patient undergoes a comprehensive medical exam so our physicians may note their symptoms, history, and determine an appropriate treatment plan.

Many treatments may include or be a combination of responsible medication management, physical therapy, bracing, an injection-based protocol, or other innovative treatments:

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Injection-Based Therapy

Many patients respond positively to our injection-based treatments which offer the benefit of rapid pain relief as well as the benefits of being non-surgical. Many of them also help to lubricate the intricate ligaments and tissues surrounding and within the joints. This may include:

  • Intra-articular Joint Injections

  • Cortisone (Steroidal) Injections

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Alternative Medicine

The team at MAPS offers an innovative injection therapy plan that contains growth elements that harness the body’s natural ability to heal. Many patients have reported improvement in the strengthening and restabilization using these innovative techniques.

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Responsible Medication Management

While the opioid crisis has made a negative impact on reducing the pain of Americans, there is still a place for responsible medication management that is closely monitored and observed if it provides a benefit to our patients. Our physicians may recommend:

  • Ethical Pain Medicine Management

  • Over-The-Counter Medications and Supplements

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Minimally Invasive Procedures

We are leaders in interventional pain procedures that use the latest in medical technology to intercept pain signals from reaching the brain. Rather than masking symptoms with medication, many patients find long-term relief from procedures such as:

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

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Physical Therapy

Many of our patients find positive results when they couple their treatment with a physical therapy program. Our physicians work with primary care physicians as well as experienced, qualified physical therapists in the city to ensure our patients benefit from a comprehensive treatment plan and may refer to you a PT if it is beneficial. Our patients truly get the best care possible.

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Bracing & Support

While it’s a challenge to move when in pain, bracing and rehabilitative support can help provide better outcomes in many scenarios. For some patients, a program of elevating the painful foot to provide intervals of rest may be recommended as well.


Our Level of Dedication And Excellent Patient Advocacy

At Centers for Pain Control,
Our Patients Are Our Priority


Our Level of Dedication And Excellent Patient Advocacy That Our Patients Have Come to Know and Expect

A Leader in Treating Pain

At MAPS, every physician is double-board certified and fellowship-trained in anesthesiology and pain medicine. That means that every patient receives care from physicians who are trained with the highest level of medical certification. Our passion for patient care stems from our excellence and leadership in what we do – treat pain.

Contact Us Today

If you’re experiencing pain in the feet, ankles or toes and it is causing you to miss out on things you love – you don’t have to suffer in pain any longer. Discover your nonsurgical options today with MAPS. With 7 convenient locations, our team is ready to help you take your first step towards a pain-free life.