Foot & Ankle
The human foot is incredibly complex in its structures and function. The ankle serves as the foundation, shock absorber and is the driving force for forward motion. The foot can sustain enormous pressure (several tons over the course of a one-mile run) and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain 26 bones (One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet.); 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These components work together to provide the body with support, balance, and mobility.
Examples of conditions treated by a foot and ankle surgeon are:
- Sports injuries
- Trauma of the foot and ankle
- Reconstructive procedures
- Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome
If you have pain in your foot or ankle or any of the conditions listed above, you should consult an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.
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