The human foot combines mechanical complexity and structural strength. The ankle serves as foundation, shock absorber, and propulsion engine. The foot can sustain enormous pressure – as much as several tons over the course of a one-mile run and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain 26 bones 33 joints; and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. These components work together to provide the body with support, balance, and mobility. When any or all of these components are damage pain can result.
Florida Orthopaedic Specialists provide information, diagnosis, and comprehensive foot and ankle care with specialized treatment including surgical and non-surgical for a variety of foot and ankle problems, preventative diabetic foot care, diabetic wound care, trauma, foot deformities, fractures, arthritis and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. These conditions and treatments can include ankle arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, foot and ankle reconstruction including forefoot (bunion) surgery, midfoot, hindfoot, and ankle problems, fracture care, foot care for people with diabetes, care for nails, corns, and calluses. Treatments for foot and ankle conditions include surgical and non-surgical remedies.
Non-Surgical Remedies Can Include:
- Non-steroidal and/or steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical Therapy
- Cortisone Injections
Surgical Remedies Can Include:
- Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
- Osteotomies of the Foot
- Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction
- Plantar Fascial Surgery
The physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care. If you are experiencing foot and/or ankle pain or discomfort an examination by an orthopaedic physician can help determine a correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options. Call us at 772-335-4770 for an appointment or use our convenient appointment form!