The Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, can withstand significant pressure from physical activities. Achilles tendinitis is estimated to account for approximately 11 percent of all running injuries, as the Achilles tendon provides the momentum to push off to walk or run. Achilles tendinitis, also called Achilles tendinopathy, results from overuse, injury or disease of the Achilles tendon, which causes the area to become inflamed.Learn more
Foot & Ankle Arthritis
Foot and ankle pain can be very debilitating to daily life, as the feet sustain enormous pressure and the ankle provides stability to absorb the impact. The 28 bones and more than 30 joints of the foot and ankle commonly affect the joint where the ankle and shinbone meet, or the joint of the big toe and foot and the joints involving the heel bone, inner mid-foot bone and outer mid-foot bone. Wear and tear of the feet and ankle area is common as we age, and if left untreated, the associated pain may be so severe that mobility is seriously restricted.Learn more
Gangrene is an extremely serious and life threatening condition in which a lack of blood flow causes the death of body tissue. It’s known to affect areas of your limbs as well as your toes and fingers more so than anywhere else. Gangrene has been known to occur from infection, injury or in those that suffer from chronic health conditions.Learn more
Hallux rigidus is an affliction of the big toe, whereby it becomes increasingly stiff. This is often the result of an injury to the joint, which caused the cartilage to degenerate. It can also be caused by normal wear and tear. As the big toe is essential for many movements, and even standing, Hallux rigidus can become a disabling condition.
There are three surgical options to treat Hallux Rigidus: Cheilectomy, Arthrodesis and Arthroplasty. Click read more for details on each treatment option.Learn more
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