One fourth of all the bones in the human body are found in the feet and ankles – 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments per foot. The ankle joint allows the foot to move up and down as well as side to side, all in the name of bearing the entire weight of the body for standing, walking, and running. In fact, the average person will walk approximately 115,000 miles in his or her lifetime… which is equal to walking around the Earth more than four times!
With all of the stress and pressure we put on our feet, you might assume that some pain is normal – but it’s not. Up to two-thirds of people regularly complain of foot pain, and when your feet hurt, it seems like you hurt all over!
Fortunately, our podiatists at Tri-State Orthopaedics can help with these common Foot and Ankle injuries and conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Fractures (including Stress Fractures)
- Ingrown toenails
- Hammer toes
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ganglion Cyst
- … and more!
If you’d like more information about foot and ankle injuries and conditions, visit the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons web page for Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions.
Don’t let foot and ankle pain keep you sidelined any longer! The specialists at Tri-State Orthopaedics diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle – call for an appointment today!