Ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition, that effects many people in our community. Arthritis is a process where cartilage is damaged resulting in “bone on bone” rubbing in the joint.
The big toe is an important part of walking, as it is involved in push-off and moving the body forward. Once the joint stiffens, walking becomes more painful and difficult.
A bunion is defined as a more than natural angulation of your great toe. This angulation is typically directed to the outside of your foot.
Recent studies identify the success of total ankle replacement is similar to knee and hip replacements. Patients satisfaction is high, allowing them to resume the low impact activities they used to enjoy.
Conservative treatment of foot and ankle pain includes Foot orthotics, OTC orthotics, OTC inserts, and shoes. The appropriate course of action the patient will be determined by your treating physician.
Ankle instability is a feeling of recurrent giving away of an ankle. This can occur on any surface but is typically worse on uneven ground.
Hammertoe is when the tendons of the lesser toes contract and cause a bend or flexion of the middle joint of the small toes.
Plantar fasciitis is an irritation to a ligament on the bottom of the foot. It can be experienced after new shoe wear, after an intense workout, or unknown cause.