The foot and ankle area is one of the most complex parts of the body, consisting of 28 bones connected by numerous joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The area is susceptible to many types of injuries, and issues can limit your movement and mobility.
If anything happens to any of these parts or the nerves and blood vessels around them, it can cause you pain and irritation.
At OSF HealthCare, we treat conservatively, and surgery is a last resort or used only when necessary.
We want you to enjoy as active a life as you can, so we often try physical therapy and non-narcotic medications first.
We can help with:
- Achilles tendon problems
- Broken bones (fracture)
- Calcaneus (heel bone) fracture
- Dancers foot and ankle injuries
- Diabetic foot disease
- Flat foot or fallen arch
- Hammer toe, ingrown toenail and other toe disorders
- Ligament injury
- Muscle injury
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fractures
- Tendon injury
- Total ankle replacement (arthroplasty)
- Workers compensation injuries