Foot and ankle injuries are common in all age groups and can occur during any activity including walking. Some of the most common injuries we see are fractures, ligament sprains, strains, tendinitis and acute tendon tears. These are most commonly treated with bracing, casting, physical therapy, arthroscopy and other surgical procedures.
We also treat arthritis of the foot and ankle which can be extremely painful. Arthritis pain and stiffness may be treated with NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil and Aleve) and if necessary, surgery, including fusions.
Other common disorders we treat are bunion corrections, hammer and claw toe corrections, plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma.
Learn about common Foot/Ankle Conditions
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the two main calf muscles - the gastrocnemius and soleus - to the heel bone (the calcaneus). Common injuries of the Achilles tendon include tendonitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and rupture.
Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.
This condition occurs when the talus, a bone that connects the foot and ankle, develops a fracture from a severe impact or fall. The talus is an important bone of the foot, as it aids in walking on uneven ground and in weight transfer across the ankle joint.
This condition is a sprain of one or more of the ligaments that hold the tibia and fibula together at the ankle. This joint, called the ankle syndesmosis, is made up of ligaments on the front and rear of the ankle, and in the space between the tibia and fibula.
Stress fractures are small cracks that can occur in a bone because of overuse or activities that place high stress on the structures of the foot and ankle.
Foot / Ankle Procedures:
- Fracture treatment and fixation
- Ligament reconstruction for recurrent sprains (Brostrom procedure)
- Achilles tendon rupture repairs and non-surgical treatment
- Achilles tendinitis treatment
- Arthroscopic ankle debridement
- Cartilage damage treatment (sprains)