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There are many ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles in your foot and ankle. With 26 bones and 33 joints in your foot, and three bones in your ankle joint, there are plenty of opportunities for something to go wrong and cause problems.
If you need treatment for an ankle injury or foot problem that is causing pain and discomfort, make an appointment with a skilled foot and ankle doctor at Dignity Health. Our trusted orthopedic team provides complete care to evaluate, diagnose, and treat foot and ankle problems in Sacramento and surrounding areas. To schedule your visit, Find a Doctor online or call 916.851.2511 and get a doctor referral.
The following are common causes of foot and ankle conditions and injuries:
Signs and symptoms of foot and ankle conditions and injuries depend on the specific problem. Pain is a common symptom. It can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term), dull or sharp, and may worsen with activity or when wearing shoes. Sometimes, pain can even occur with the slightest touch.
Other symptoms can include:
Highly trained professionals at Dignity Health provide care for the following foot and ankle problems throughout the Sacramento Region:
Treatment and prevention options depend on your specific problem and your medical history. Many common foot conditions respond to an adjustment in your footwear. This includes getting shoes with a proper fit, buying shoes that accommodate your problem, and using inserts, pads, and orthotics to improve your foot comfort and alignment.
Further treatment options that our team may suggest include:
If your Dignity Health doctor recommends surgery, you may need to wear a boot or cast to prevent fractures as you are healing. Physical therapy can also help your injury heal and prevent future problems.
Dignity Health provides personalized, complete care for foot and ankle conditions in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas.