Foot and Ankle
Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from some form of foot or ankle pain during their lives.
The human foot contains 26 bones and a network of joints and muscles that work in sync to provide mobility and stability. The intricate design allows for the up-and-down motion used when walking or climbing stairs, as well as the side-to-side movements required for navigating uneven surfaces and switching directions. Given that the average person takes about 10,000 steps each day, foot and/or ankle pain can often be debilitating.
Common causes of foot pain include injury, ill-fitting shoes, diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, poor circulation, genetic abnormalities, or simply wear and tear over time. No matter what the cause, the result can be the same: discomfort and limited mobility.
The foot and ankle specialists of the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center are trained to correct both common and complex foot and ankle problems. Our clinical expertise, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, helps us to diagnose your condition quickly and accurately. We then develop a plan of care that fits your needs
Foot and ankle surgical specialties at Lake Health
We exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. If and when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our foot and ankle surgeons are fully trained in the following:
- Sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle
- Correction of bunions, hammertoes, and other conditions
- Reconstructive surgery related to trauma
- Reconstructive surgery related to arthritis or deformity.
Our foot and ankle specialists are also well versed in complex fracture care, custom casting and splinting, and custom braces and orthotics.
For a referral to a Foot and Ankle specialist in the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center, call the Best of Health Line at 800-454-9800.