The foot and ankle are responsible for absorbing our body weight, while also providing us the ability to walk, run, jump, twist and turn. Considering how much we depend on our feet, it's no surprise that they are susceptible to injury from overuse as well as stresses, strains, and fractures. Athletes are especially prone to various foot and ankle trauma. The orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists at Capital Orthopaedics provide a wide range of treatment options (both surgical and non) to get you back on your feet.
Each foot and ankle is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. These structures are particularly vulnerable to injuries from overuse and trauma – especially among certain athletes.
While not all sources of foot and ankle pain can be avoided, there are things you can do to help prevent chronic pain from overuse. These include:
If you are suffering from joint or tissue pain, call the offices of Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, today or use the convenient online tool to request an appointment.