Why does my foot hurt when I first step on it in the morning?
Why did my Achilles tendon just start hurting?
Why does my sprained ankle still hurt after two months?
My bunion is getting bigger, do I need to get it fixed?
My feet are going numb, should I be worried?
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Our feet and ankles work together to keep us standing, walking, running, and everything in between. When working well, they provide us with the balance and stability we need to do the things we love – something we often take for granted…until they stop working properly.
Structure of the Foot and Ankle
Three major sections make up the foot and ankle:
- Hindfoot – commonly referred to as the ankle
- Midfoot – Arch
- Forefoot – Toes
The midfoot contains multiple small square bones that create the arch of the foot and provide structure and shock absorption. The hindfoot includes the ankle and heel. The ankle is made up of the end of the tibia and fibula, which create a hinge for the talus bone to rotate up and down. Under the talus is the calcaneus, or heel bone, which provides the surface to walk on and a more subtle side-to-side motion that allows us to walk on uneven surfaces. Major tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues run along both the front and back sides of our legs to help give the system stability, but can prove to be very problematic when they start to fail us.
Any number of things can go wrong with our feet and ankles due to the sheer volume of activity they sustain and the variety of motion they tolerate. Bunions, athletes foot, plantar fasciitis, and fractures are common pitfalls of the foot. Twists, sprains, fractures, arthritis, and Achilles tendonitis or ruptures are common ailments of the ankle. Similar to other musculoskeletal injuries, time is often of the essence when it comes to treatment. We encourage you to learn all you can and consult with our doctors about how you can keep your foot and ankle issues at bay or treat them optimally.
Our Edmonds Orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Foral, provides a comprehensive approach to the lower extremities, including rehabilitation and non-surgical options, while taking into account overall health and quality of life issues. Dr. Foral specializes in care of acute fractures, post-traumatic reconstruction, arthritic disorders, tendon and sports related injuries, and deformity correction for conditions such as bunions, flat foot, and toe clawing.
Foot & Ankle Doctors
- Ankle Anatomy
- Ankle Fusion
- Ankle Impingement Problems
- Ankle Sprain and Instability
- Ankle Syndesmosis Injuries
- Artificial Joint Replacement of the Ankle
- Osteoarthritis of the Ankle
- Peroneal Tendon Problems
- Peroneal Tendon Subluxation
- Shin Splints
- Accessory Navicular Problems
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Bunionette (Tailor's Bunion)
- Claw Toes and Hammertoes
- Foot Anatomy
- Haglund's Deformity of the Foot
- Hallux Rigidus
- Ingrown Toenail
- Interdigital Neuroma (Morton's Neuroma)
- Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Problems
- Sesamoid Problems
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome