The importance of the foot and ankle in our daily activities cannot be overstated. With its 26 bones, multiple joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, the foot allows for complex movements and the flexibility needed for motion and balance. In addition, its connection to the lower leg at the ankle affords us the ability to run, jump, stand on our toes and ride a bike.
The complexness of these structures and the tremendous forces placed on them as we walk, jump, twist and turn to make the foot and ankle vulnerable to a variety of injuries and deformities. Some of the more common injuries and conditions include arthritis (foot ankle, great toe), bunions and hammertoes, flat feet and high-arched feet, injuries such as sprains, fractures, and cartilage lesions and ligament and tendon pain.
At Gwinnett Orthopedics, our orthopedic surgeons who are specialized in foot-and-ankle cases use the latest techniques and treatment methods to address a broad range of foot and ankle conditions that can occur at any stage of life. From newborns to adolescents, young adults to seniors, we provide our patients with the latest medications, orthotics, physical therapy, and exercise to treat a range of complex problems.