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Foot or ankle conditions & injuries

There are 26 bones and 33 joints in your foot, and three bones in your ankle joint, including a number of ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. An ankle or foot condition or injury can be caused by many things, and the associated pain can keep you from doing many day-to-day activities.

If you need treatment for discomfort from an ankle injury or foot issue in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, find an orthopedist at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals or call (702) 616-4900 to get a referral to an orthopedist. We provide award-winning orthopedic care in southern Nevada.


Causes of foot & ankle issues

Common causes of foot and ankle conditions and injuries include: 

  • Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Age-related wear and tear of joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles
  • Improperly fitting shoes
  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Slips and falls


Symptoms of foot & ankle injuries or conditions

Signs and symptoms of foot and ankle conditions and injuries depend on the specific problem, although pain is a common symptom. Your pain may be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term), dull or sharp, and may worsen with activity or when wearing shoes.

Other symptoms of foot issues may include: 

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Changes in the appearance of a toe or other part of the foot

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides care and treatment for the following foot and ankle problems:


Treatment for foot & ankle injuries 

Your treatment and prevention options will depend on your specific foot problem. Although common foot conditions may respond to an adjustment in footwear (such as buying shoes with a proper fit or using inserts, pads, and orthotics), you may need further treatment options, including: 

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Corticosteroid shots
  • Foot or ankle surgery

If surgery is recommended, you may need to wear a boot or cast to prevent fractures while you are healing. Physical therapy will help you regain your normal movement and prevent future injuries.

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers complete care for foot and ankle conditions and injuries in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.