Common Conditions Affection the Foot and Ankle

28 bones and 32 joints make up the foot and ankle complex. These are held together and moved by a series of ligaments, tendons and muscles.

In addition, you feet support all of your weight, with every step, so the forces going through them are significantly greater than anywhere else in the body.

It is the way that the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles work together – the biomechanics of the foot and ankle – that controls the foot and ankle.  When the biomechanics are altered, pain and deformity can occur. Use the main navigation menu to view all conditions or scroll down to see the most common…


A bump on the side of the big toe. Can cause swelling, redness, and difficulty with shoes. May cause pain.

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Big Toe Arthritis

Wear and tear of big toe joint cartilage. May cause stiffness, pain, difficulty running, or unable to wear heels.

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Lesser toes / Forefoot

Dull or shooting pain in the ball of the foot. Morton’s Neuroma. Bent, stiff, curly or hammer toes. Corns and callus.

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Heel Pain

Burning, painful heel. Can be bad first thing in the morning or after prolonged standing.

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Achilles Tendon Problems

The large tendon behind the ankle, attaching the calf muscle to the heel. It can swell, be painful , stiff or rupture.

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Ankle Injuries

Ankle Sprain
Ankle Instability
OLT’s (Osteochondral Lesions of Talus)

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