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.