Some of the most common foot and ankle problems include:
Achilles tendonitis: The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. Although it can withstand great stress, it is prone to tendonitis that can result from overuse and degeneration, and can cause pain along the back of the leg near the heel.
Arthritis: A disease of the joints that occurs when there is deterioration or destruction of cartilage. Arthritis is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle. Although there is no cure, there are many treatment options available to manage the disease and provide pain relief.
Fractures: Breaks in the bone and can vary from a small cracks to large breaks. An early diagnosis is critical to receiving the best outcome and avoiding surgery or permanent damage.
Sprains and Strains: One of the most common ankle injuries. A severe ankle sprain, although treated properly, can still result in chronic instability of the ankle. Fortunately, with quick and proper treatment, these injuries often heal well.
Foot pain: There are a wide variety of conditions that cause pain on the ball of the foot, heel, or other areas. Some of these include Morton’s neuroma, sesamoiditis, and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Some conditions can be treated with non-surgical options such as orthotics and bracing, while other conditions require surgery.
Heel pain: One of the most common conditions affecting the foot and ankle and can result from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or other conditions. Ongoing usage of a sore heel can result in progressively worse pain and chronic damage. Our specialists determine the source of the heel pain so the optimal treatment can be provided.
Foot deformities: There are various foot deformities. Some are present at birth such as clubfeet and vertical talus. Others develop overtime with age, improper footwear, or diseases. These may include claw toe, hammertoe, bunions, and flat feet. Some conditions can be corrected with simple measures and others require surgery.
Diabetic conditions: Can result in many conditions affecting the feet that require treatment. These include neuropathy and nerve compression, Charcot foot collapse, infections, and ulcers.