Foot & Ankle

Human feet are amazing in their ability to support the entire weight of our bodies and allow us to balance while standing and walking. The foot and ankle are surprisingly complex, with 19 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 107 ligaments.

The orthopedic foot doctors at Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Institute have dedicated years to understanding the configuration of the foot and ankle so they can properly and successfully treat foot disorders, overuse injuries, and trauma.

Common foot and ankle conditions and treatments include:

We offer advanced, on-site diagnostic methods to diagnose rare or complex foot conditions including physical deformities that may make walking difficult. We then develop a personalized treatment plan to help you heal quickly, eliminating pain and allowing you to return to normal activities.

The best exercise to keep your feet healthy is walking, however it can become painful and nearly impossible when conditions such as arthritis, plantar fasciitis, or metatarsal fractures occur. Without an evaluation by a foot specialist, foot and ankle conditions may be misdiagnosed or improperly treated, further limiting your mobility. Since foot injuries can be disabling, it is essential to have your feet assessed by a foot doctor at the first sign of trouble.

Proper footwear can help prevent many foot conditions such as bunions, corns, and damage to tendons and nerves. Women are especially susceptible to foot damage and injury from falls because of wearing high heels, and they are four times more likely to experience foot issues.

A foot or ankle injury doesn’t need to slow you down or prevent you from walking any longer. One of our orthopedic foot doctors in Springfield or Urbana can help you enjoy pain-free walking, running, biking, and other fun activities again. Call (937) 398-1066 or request an appointment online today.