If you suffer from a foot or ankle condition, you know how painful it can be to stand or walk. Due to its complex anatomy, the foot is susceptible to a wide range of injuries and conditions and can be the source of significant pain.

Even common problems such as a bunion, ingrown nail, callus or improper shoe fit can be debilitating. At Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance, our specialists are dedicated to providing expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative care for all foot and ankle problems. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are the leaders in providing foot and ankle care for children and adults.

Common causes of foot and ankle pain include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic injuries, such as fractures and strains
  • Overuse injuries, such as stress fractures
  • Chronic conditions and diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, and plantar fasciitis
  • Deformities, such as bunions and flatfoot

Because the foot endures constant weight bearing, stress, and frequency of use, foot pain generally does not subside without proper treatment. A consultation with one of Ascendant’s orthopedic or podiatric surgeons is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and a minor foot injury. We understand that foot pain can dramatically reduce your mobility, disrupt your lifestyle, and decrease your quality of life. Our physicians are committed to working with you to develop a customized treatment plan to accommodate your specific needs and get you back on your feet quickly and safely.

It is important to seek immediate treatment from one of our foot and ankle specialists if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of foot pain:

  • Numbness in the foot
  • Sudden onset of acute pain
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Pain when you’re not bearing weight
  • Pain that lingers for more than two weeks
  • Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
  • Change in sensation or color of the skin or toenails
  • Localized swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
  • Stiffness or weakness that restricts your range of motion

Common Conditions

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Complex Fractures
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Pain
  • Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Common Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Repair Indiana
  • Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Minimal Incision Toe Bone Spur Removal
  • Plantar Fascia Release


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.