Each foot contains 26 bones and a multitude of joints and muscles that work in sync to provide mobility and stability. The intricate design allows for the up-and-down motion used when walking or climbing stairs, as well as the side-to-side movements required for navigating uneven surfaces and switching directions. Given that the average person takes about 10,000 steps each day, foot and/or ankle pain often can be debilitating.
Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from some form of foot or ankle pain during their lives. This pain can be caused by an injury, ill-fitting shoes, diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, poor circulation, genetic abnormalities or simply wear and tear over time. No matter what the cause, the result can be the same—discomfort and limited mobility.
The orthopedic specialists at Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic who partner with the Tanner Ortho and Spine Center are trained to correct foot and ankle problems and pain. They employ the use of a variety of assessment and treatment tools, including the latest technological advancements, to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from foot or ankle pain.
If a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, this team of specialists is trained to effectively correct the problem.
It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of specialists is well versed in:
- Sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle
- Complex fracture care
- Custom casting and splinting
- Reconstructive surgery related to trauma
For an appointment with an orthopedics professional or for more information about Tanner Ortho and Spine Center, call 770.214.CARE.