Considering how much we use (and unknowingly abuse) our feet, ankles and legs, it’s no surprise many of us develop problems with our lower limbs. Such problems range from visible bone deformities that interfere with shoe fit, to hidden inflammation that makes it hard to walk.
Whether your job keeps you on your feet, or you’ve spent years wearing pointed-toed shoes, your lifestyle can take a toll on your feet and ankles. Common disorders include:
Most of these conditions develop over time, and pain and other problems come on gradually. Even if your symptoms are mild, you should talk to your doctor. If caught early, many foot and ankle problems can be managed without surgery. But if left untreated, pain or deformities may eventually need surgical correction.
Mercy’s orthopedic specialists and podiatrists understand that foot and ankle pain is more than just a nuisance. Any problem that affects your ability to stand or walk also impacts your ability to work and play.
Our physicians provide many treatment options for foot and ankle disorders. These include:
If you’ve forgotten what it’s like to live without foot pain or disfigurement, talk to your Mercy physician about your treatment options. We’ll help you put your best foot forward.