Foot and Ankle


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.

Our Specialists

Michael Lee, DPM
Jill Frerichs, DPM
Erica Evans, DPM

Common Sources of Pain

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.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Cysts
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Fractures
  • Ligament Tears
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Spurs

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Conditions & Diseases

  • Achilles Tendon – Tear, Rupture, Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis – Foot & Ankle
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cavus Foot - High Arch
  • Chronic Foot/Ankle Pain
  • Claw and Hammer Toe
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Drop Foot – Foot Drop
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Deformities
  • Hallux Rigidus – Stiff Big Toe
  • Heel Pain, Heel Spurs
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Lisfranc Fracture or Dislocation
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus (OLT)
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Talus Fracture - Broken Ankle Bone
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf Toe

Treatments & Procedures

  • Achilles Tendonitis Treatment Options
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Scope Surgery
  • Arthritis Foot and Ankle Treatment
  • Bunion Treatment
  • Calcaneus Fracture Surgery
  • Calcaneus Fracture Treatment
  • Claw Toe Treatment
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • Excision of Morton’s Neuromas
  • First Metatarsal – Phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
  • Hammer Toe Treatment
  • Kidner Procedure
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lisfranc Fracture/Dislocation Treatment
  • Non-Operative Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthotics
  • Plantar Fascia Release
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Surgery
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Talus Fracture Treatment
  • Tarsal Tunnel Treatment
  • Tendon and Ligament Reconstruction
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Treatment Options for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Triple Arthrodesis

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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:

  • Stretch Before Exercising
  • Choose Shoes That Fit
  • Avoid Running on Uneven Surfaces
  • Use Proper Sports Technique
  • Change Up Your Exercise Routine

Choose Experience & Expertise

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.