Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces. It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.
Our orthopedic surgeons perform procedures on the foot, ankle, or lower leg and are trained specifically to deal with these problems. The problems may result from birth defects, heredity, trauma, arthritis, physical stress, improper shoes, muscle and joint imbalances, and even the hard surfaces on which you walk.
Orthopedic surgery on the foot and ankle requires specific knowledge of the special characteristics and functions of the lower extremity. In addition to supporting your weight, the foot is subjected to repeated abuse with each step. Preserving the best function possible is the goal of orthopedic surgery.
- Treatment of Neuromas
- Hammer toe and spur correction
- Arthroscopy of the ankle
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Ankle arthritis
- Ankle fractures repair
- Painful bunions
- Failed surgical procedures of foot/ankle
- Reconstructive techniques following trauma
- Deformities due to rheumatoid arthritis
- Runners injuries/orthotics
- Diabetic foot care
Contact us if you think an examination by one of our orthopedic surgeons can help you to get on the road to recovery.