The foot and ankle are two of the most complex parts of the body. The foot is composed of 26 bones and 33 joints, while the ankle is made up of three bones that are connected through a network of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to support the body and make movements. However, the foot and ankle are also susceptible to a range of conditions due to activity level, health issues and footwear choices that result in limited or loss of mobility.
Pain arising from the foot and/or ankle can interfere with one’s daily routines. It may also be a sign of an underlying ailment that requires medical attention. Below are some of the most common causes of foot and ankle conditions:
Common conditions of the foot and ankle include:
Our orthopaedic doctor usually recommends treatment options for foot and ankle conditions and injuries depending on their severity. These may include:
Axis Orthopaedic Centre is fully committed to helping patients to regain a pain-free lifestyle through a range of conservative treatments as well as foot and ankle surgery. Contact us for a consultation today.