These joints are simply amazing. The feet and ankles have to handle the entire weight of the human body, but they are some of the smallest joints we have in our bodies! For this reason, they become susceptible to injury and arthritis.
Foot pain can be excruciating with each step. If you are able to walk, it’s no fun being reminded with each step that something isn’t the way it should be.
The foot and ankle often get injured with high impact activities such as running, which is essential to most sports. This includes ball sports such as football and soccer. Also, other athletes, such as dancers who rely on their feet for their competition, see these injuries often. The constant and repetitive pounding on the ground eventually takes it’s toll on these joints.
Some other issues about the foot and ankle treated by Dr. Copeland are:
- Sprains and strains around the ankle/foot
- Fixation of ankle fracture
- Fixation of foot fractures
- Syndesmosis injuries of the ankle
- Arthroscopic treatment of the ankle
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinosis
- LisFranc injuries
- Ankle ligament reconstruction/repair
Be sure and search Dr. Copeland’s blogs for more current posts on Foot and Ankle as they become available.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or give a comprehensive overview of your pain. This content is for information purposes only. For an official medical diagnosis of your individual orthopedic pain, consult Dr. Copeland in clinic via appointment.