Your feet and ankles endure a lot of wear and tear. They must be sturdy enough to absorb your body weight, and agile enough to perform quick, precise movements while dancing or playing tennis. They support us when we walk and jump. And they let us balance on our tiptoes while reaching for a high shelf.
It’s no wonder that from time to time, we experience pain, swelling and other symptoms in our feet and ankles. Sometimes minor problems can be managed with rest or ice. But if your symptoms prevent you from standing or walking, you may need to see a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle care.
Your ankle is a joint that connects your foot to your lower leg bones. Your foot is made up of 26 tiny bones and contains more than one hundred muscles, ligaments and tendons. If something harms even one of these many parts, it can create pain and affect your mobility and balance.
Mercy’s orthopedic teams include doctors with advanced education (called fellowship training) in foot and ankle disorders. We have the skills and experience necessary to help people overcome most foot, ankle and lower leg problems. Our areas of expertise include:
Whether you’re sidelined by a sprain or your high heels have given you hammertoe, you can count on Mercy. Together we’ll develop a treatment strategy to get you back on your feet – and stay standing.