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Foot and Ankle Pain
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We bring together health professionals with advanced training and a wealth of experience in treating all kinds of foot and ankle pain.

Common Foot and Ankle Issues

Carrying you through life can take a toll on your feet and ankles. When you're standing, your feet and ankles support your entire body weight. Activities like running place up to four times that much force on them. And in many parts of your feet and ankles, only a thin layer of skin protects your bones and nerves. All of this makes them vulnerable to issues.

Common work- and sports-related injuries, fractures and deformities include:

  • Achilles tendon rupture.

  • Ankle and foot arthritis.

  • Ankle and foot trauma.

  • Bunions, hammertoes and claw toes.

  • Congenital defects and acquired deformities.

  • Fractures.

  • Heel pain.

  • Ligament sprains and tears.

  • Pediatric and newborn deformities and injury.

  • Plantar fasciitis.

  • Post-traumatic reconstruction.

  • Stress fractures.

  • Tendonitis.

The inner workings of these joints are complicated. Your feet alone are home to 66 joints and a quarter of all your bones. So diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems requires very specialized knowledge and skills.

That's exactly what our highly trained foot and ankle care team brings to your treatment. Our specialists have extensive experience treating problems from ingrown toenails and bunions to gout and clubfoot. We treat patients of all ages, from babies and teens to older adults.

Whenever possible, we use non-invasive treatments such as physical therapy. Still, sometimes an operation is your best option. In that case, our surgeons use the latest methods. These reduce the time you have to spend in the hospital, if any. And after surgery, our physical therapists help improve pain and movement.

Full-Range Foot and Ankle Care

Our lower extremity team is solely dedicated to treating foot and ankle conditions and injuries. And from your first visit until you're back on your feet, we'll stay by your side. We offer:

  • Extensive experience. Our foot and ankle surgery program is one of the busiest in the state. Our surgeons work hard to stay up to date on the latest advances. We do minimally invasive surgery that lessens your recovery time. We even have surgeons who specialize in total ankle replacement.

  • Multiple specialties. A wide range of specialized health professionals belong to our foot and ankle team, from physician assistants to surgeons. For example, our podiatrists perform procedures like toenail surgery. They also design special shoes (to accommodate bunions, for example), and prescribe custom shoe inserts. These insoles correct the posture of the foot and relieve pressure.

  • Access to more experts. If needed, we consult with specialists from our other programs. For example, physical therapy helps you manage pain and safely return to normal activities. We also work closely with Luminis Health's Orthotics Program. Orthotists custom-make devices like braces. Plus, they teach you how to use them correctly.

Diagnosis & Treatments

Surgery is usually the last resort. Fortunately, we can correct many foot and ankle conditions with less invasive treatments. Our team advises you on what best suits your specific situation.

For certain conditions — like ankle fractures and Achilles tendon ruptures — operating is sometimes the best option. We use minimally invasive surgical techniques that help you recover faster. We can correct many conditions with outpatient surgery, so you won't need to stay at the hospital.