Ankle and foot injuries and disorders can result from damage to the bone, muscle, or soft tissue, that is sprains (injury to ligaments), fractures, tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) and arthritis (chronic inflammation of joints).
The human foot is a very complex structure – specialized bones, joints and muscles work together to achieve a unique combination of stability and flexibility. Painful problems can often arise in any of these specialized structures, especially among active adults.
When Your Foot or Ankle Hurts All Around, You Need an All-Around Approach
Since a disorder in one part of the foot usually affects all other parts of the foot, no problem can be viewed in isolation. With this in mind, the foot and ankle surgeons at the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute view problems in one structure within the larger context of the entire foot and ankle.
As nearly anyone who has experienced any sort of foot or ankle pain knows, this can be one of the most debilitating injuries in life. When you have foot pain, every step reminds you of just how important foot and ankle health is to enjoying a painless and active life.
Fortunately, we have the best orthopedic surgeons to treat any foot problem that arises.
We know that even common injuries to the foot or ankle can severely interrupt the everyday lives of our patients, and we want them to be informed of all options they have. The following is a partial list of some of the foot and ankle conditions that our orthopedic doctor treats here at OSMI:
- Ankle and Foot Trauma
- Sports Injuries
- Congenital Deformities
Our foot and ankle surgeons employ the most current methods of both diagnosis and treatment. This begins with the latest medications, braces and orthotics for injuries that don’t require surgery, or may be prevented without surgery.
Stop the Problem in its Tracks
At OSMI, we know that one of the best ways to prevent the need for surgery is early detection of foot and ankle problems, so we invite you to contact us as soon as you experience discomfort, before any more extensive injuries can occur. With current technology and medicine, many injuries today can be treated without surgery, and we believe in exhausting all options before recommending surgery to our patients.
However, some patients will require surgery to bring the best results for injury correction and pain relief, and our team of OSMI physicians have extensive experience with procedures ranging from bunion surgery to the most complex reconstructions, including limb realignment, diabetic reconstruction, and primary and revision total ankle replacement.
Whether your foot and ankle injuries require surgery or not, we strive to provide you with the best service of any orthopedic doctor. This begins with the very first contact with our support staff and continues through your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. We think patient comfort is a huge part of the recovery process, and we will give you the very best.
So if you have suffered a foot and ankle injury or have a discomfort in the area, please submit an online appointment request or contact our office at 817-529-1900.