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Common Foot and Ankle Injuries


Your foot has 26 bones and 33 joints, and your ankle joint has three bones. Throughout both your foot and ankle, you have numerous ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. This means there are many opportunities for something to go wrong and cause a health issue. 

Common foot and ankle conditions that we treat at Dignity Health include:

Our orthopedic team is specialized in treating a range of foot and ankle conditions and injuries in Arizona. To learn more about your foot and ankle treatment options, call 855.401.8045 or Find a Doctor online to schedule a consultation. We offer specialized care for adolescents to seniors — from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.

 

Symptoms of Common Foot & Ankle Conditions & Injuries

The signs and symptoms of your foot or ankle issue will depend on the specific problem. Foot or ankle pain is a common symptom. It can be acute or chronic, dull or sharp, and may worsen with activity or when wearing shoes. Other symptoms may include swelling, numbness, redness, bruising, and changes in the appearance of a toe or other part of the foot.

Your care team at Dignity Health will consider your symptoms when diagnosing the cause of your foot problem, and will then create a customized treatment plan.

 

Causes of Foot & Ankle Conditions & Injuries

Car accidents and sports injuries are often responsible for traumatic foot and ankle problems such as foot fractures and ankle sprains. Slips, trips, and falls may also lead to foot and ankle injuries.

Aging and the wear and tear of joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can make your feet and ankles prone to arthritis and injury. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly is a common cause of problems such as bunions, corns, and calluses. Improperly fitting shoes can also aggravate other foot and ankle conditions.

 

Foot & Ankle Condition & Injury Treatment in Arizona

Your treatment options at Dignity Health will depend on your specific problem and your medical history. Many common foot problems can be solved by adjusting your footwear. If that doesn’t help, your foot and ankle injury may respond to rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) and anti-inflammatory medicines. Sometimes, doctors recommend corticosteroid shots or surgery. Wearing a cast or boot may be necessary for fractures and following surgery. Physical therapy can help your injury heal and prevent future problems.

You can trust your complete care every step of the way with our board-certified orthopedic specialists, who can help you get back to the life and activities that you love.

Dignity Health provides diagnosis and treatment options for foot and ankle conditions and injuries in Arizona.