Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons have the training and expertise to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including chronic conditions that may cause persistent pain and discomfort. Browse the topics below and consult with a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon in your area to discuss your treatment options.

A progressive flattening of the arch of the foot

A broad term for conditions that destroy the workings of a normal joint, often leading to pain and stiffness

Arthritis of the joint at the base of the big toe; the most common arthritic condition of the foot

A swollen, sore bump on the joint that connects your big toe to your foot

 Peripheral neuropathy, or loss of sensation, in the foot and ankle

Recurring pain on the outer side of the ankle often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle.

Pain in the ball of your foot usually centering on one or more of the five bones under the toes

Degeneration of the fibers of the Achilles tendon directly at the tendon's insertion into the heel bone

A thickening of the tissue that surrounds the small nerve leading to the toes

An inflammation of the plantar fascia that leads to severe pain in the heel of your foot.

A benign (non-cancerous) nodule that grows in the arch of the foot and usually appears between ages 20 and 60


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