Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories:

  • Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot.
  • Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joints.
  • Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth and are generally inherited.
  • Infectious foot problems, which are caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal problems.
  • Neoplastic disorders, also known as tumors, which are the result of abnormal growth of tissue anywhere on the foot and may be benign or malignant.
  • Traumatic foot problems, which are associated with foot and ankle injuries, such as fractures.

Common foot and ankle problems we treat include:

  • Sports injuries or overuse syndromes
  • Tendinitis or overuse injuries of the tendon
  • Management of foot and ankle instability
  • Chronic problems related to ankle sprains
  • Arthritis due to trauma, Rheumatoid or primary arthritis
  • Collapsed arches
  • Excessively high arches
  • Shin Splints – pain on either side of the leg bone caused by muscle or tendon inflammation
  • Bunions (hallux valgus) — misaligned big toe joints that swell and become tender
  • Hammertoes — usually stemming from muscle imbalance
  • Heel pain / Spurs — growths of bone on the underside, forepart of the heel bone.

Top 10 Foot Problems