Foot & Ankle Pain Specialist

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O. -  - Interventional Pain Management

Spine Technology and Rehabilitation

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O.

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialist located in Fort Wayne, IN

Foot and ankle pain can be excruciating even if the damage isn’t that severe. At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Joseph Fortin, DO, is a pain detective skilled in identifying the underlying cause of foot and ankle pain and can help restore function to your joints. Dr. Fortin offers his expertise in interventional pain management and provides effective solutions that provide the relief you need. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about your foot and ankle pain relief options.

Foot & Ankle Pain Q & A

Why does foot and ankle pain occur?

Your foot and ankle contain many small bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels, all of which bear your weight every day. Your feet and ankles might also cope with poor-fitting or unsupportive footwear – another reason the lower extremities are a common source of pain. If foot or ankle discomfort bothers you, see Spine Technology and Rehabilitation for relief.

What causes foot and ankle pain?

The two main causes of foot and ankle pain are structural injuries and chronic degeneration of the tissues and joints. Injuries are often the cause of acute foot and ankle pain. For example, a twisted ankle or broken toe causes immediate pain. Some common causes of pain in your foot and ankle include:


  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprained ankle


Chronic deterioration of the tissues typically arises from simple wear-and-tear over the years, causing a more gradual onset of pain. 

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How does my provider diagnose foot and ankle pain?

Every patient has a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Fortin, during which he thoroughly assesses the cause of your foot or ankle pain and the extent of the damage. You may also undergo X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to confirm or rule out specific conditions.


Once he’s made a diagnosis, Dr. Fortin creates a personalized treatment plan to optimize your recovery and restore pain-free foot and ankle function.

What treatment options are available for foot and ankle pain?

At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation, your treatment varies depending on the cause of your foot and ankle pain. Some treatment options Dr. Fortin may recommend include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Interventional pain management injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Nutrition and lifestyle counseling

Dr. Fortin achieves outstanding results using his expertise in manual therapy in combination with state-of-the-art laser therapy to help heal damaged soft tissues. He uses the latest advancements in regenerative medicine and other noninvasive pain management solutions to ensure optimal results.


If you have pain in your feet or ankles, call Spine Technology and Rehabilitation today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.