There are 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your foot and ankle. No wonder everyone at one time or another experiences a minor toe, foot, or ankle injury.
Most foot and ankle injuries occur during sports, recreational activities, work-related tasks, or projects around the house. Some athletes, such as dancers, gymnasts, basketball and soccer players are at a higher risk for injuries around the foot and ankle. Older adults may also experience injuries or fractures because of a loss of muscle mass or bone strength as they age.
Fortunately, most minor injuries will heal on their own. Treatment usually includes application of a brace, splint, cast, or special shoe. In other cases, physical therapy, medicine, or surgery may be necessary. Often, treatment depends on the location, type, and severity of the injury, when the injury occurred, and your age, overall health condition, and activity level.
Call our physicians today to get a diagnosis of your pain or injury.