Foot & Ankle Conditions

Athletes doing a jogging workout outdoorsThe average person walks more than 145,000 miles in their lifetime. Walking this distance over the course of a lifetime requires a person’s feet and ankles to be strong and stable.

With the constant impact of walking and running, it’s not surprising that the feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the human body. Ankle and foot pain and injuries are very common.

The foot and ankle are two of the most versatile and complex areas of your body. One foot alone contains 26 bones supported by a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

When everything is working well, you hardly give them a thought. But when a problem arises, it’s often impossible to ignore.

At some time in life, you may experience heel, ankle or foot pain.

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Foot & Ankle Treatments

Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that provides treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.

Surgery is considered to be a last option when more conservative approaches fail to alleviate symptoms.

Techniques such as achilles tendon rupture surgery to repair an achilles tendon injury, arthritis of the foot and ankle surgeries or Lisfranc or dislocation surgery are important options when required to return you to a healthy lifestyle.

Orthotics, physical therapy, NSAIDs, DMARDs and a change of shoe may act as a complement to surgical intervention, and in most cases will be required for optimal recovery.

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The information found on this site is for general orthopedic purposes only. In a medical emergency please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

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