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Foot and Ankle

One quarter of the 206 bones in the human body are in the foot and ankle, which also contain 33 joints and more than 100 muscles and tendons.

Achilles Tendonitis

A common injury among runners, Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon that, at the back of the lower leg, connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy

Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are several different types; the most common is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear, usually from age or overuse. Other kinds of arthritis can be caused by genetics or illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery: Total Ankle Arthroplasty
  • Physical therapy

Bone Spurs

Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are lumps that grow onto the bone, typically caused by repetitive stress or trauma. They can occur anywhere but usually are found in joints.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical Management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy

Bunions

Bunions are bony lumps that can form at the base of the big toe, causing it to bend in the direction of the other toes.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy

Corns and Callouses

These are unsightly, uncomfortable, thick and hardened layers of skin, often caused by wearing shoes that don’t fit well.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy

Diabetic Foot Conditions

Poor circulation leaves people with diabetes vulnerable to numerous foot conditions, including swelling, ulcers, callouses and neuropathy (tingling or numbness).

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Diabetes Management Program
  • Footwear Evaluation
  • Physical or occupational therapy

Hammertoe

Often caused by shoes that don’t fit properly, hammertoe describes a condition in which the second, third or fourth toes bend in an unusual direction.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical or occupational therapy

Heel Pain

A variety of conditions can cause pain, swelling and discomfort in the heel.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Assessment
  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy
  • Footwear assessment

Nail Problems/Athlete’s Foot

Fungal conditions that, because they are easily spread in wet environments like locker rooms and showers, often affect athletes.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, a common sports injury, describes injury or inflammation to the wide band of tissue at the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel to the toes.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Footwear evaluation

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture, caused by trauma, is a tiny crack or break in a bone in the foot or ankle.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or completely broken bone.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical Management
  • Surgery, including closed reduction, ORIF, fixation
  • Physical therapy

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that can bring sudden, burning pain along with swelling and stiffness, most commonly to the big toe.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management

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