It’s a well-known fact: if your feet are not happy, you are not happy. That’s because feet and ankles are remarkably complex, and they carry the weight of almost everything you do. Each foot contains 26 bones and 33 joints, and connects to the three bones in your ankle joint through a complicated series of ligaments and tendons — including the Achilles tendon.
Foot and ankle problems can be caused by traumatic injuries, arthritis or even shoes that don’t fit properly. Often, you can treat these issues at home with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as switching to the correct footwear. In some cases, however, advanced orthopaedic treatment may be necessary.
Our treatment options for foot and ankle issues may include orthotics, injections, physical therapy and/or surgery. Some of the most common injuries and conditions that we treat include:
- Achilles tendon injury
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle fracture
- Ankle sprain
- Chronic ankle instability
- Foot fracture
- Hammer toe
- Heel spur
- Lisfranc injury
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sesamoiditis (turf toe injury)
- Stress fracture
If you need orthopaedic treatment for foot pain, ankle pain or your Achilles tendon, call us at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. We also recommend using our Physician Finder to learn more about our foot and ankle specialists in AL.
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center offers superior ankle and orthopaedic foot treatment in AL.