Top Reasons to Visit a Foot and Ankle Specialist
Feet and ankles are complex structures comprised of ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and bones. While they can withstand a lot of wear and tear, our lower extremities are one of the human body’s most heavily used structures. As a result, it’s not surprising that they are susceptible to developing problems.
A foot and ankle specialist can treat a broad spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, including complex disorders and injuries. Here are the top reasons to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for treatment.
What Does a Foot and Ankle Specialist Do?
Foot and ankle specialists provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for various conditions and injuries affecting people of all ages. They are also trained to detect problems in the lower extremities that signify warning signs for other diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.
Foot and Ankle Conditions and Treatment
Various ailments can affect the foot and ankle, impacting the associated ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and bones. Some may result from deformities, while others may be related to sports injuries or trauma.
Our practice treats a wide range of conditions impacting the foot and ankle. These include, but are not limited to:
- Achilles disorders
- Fractures of the ankle, calcaneus, forefoot, and talus
- Diabetic foot conditions (ulcers, callosities, and Charcot arthropathy)
- Bunion deformities
- Hammer toe and claw toe deformities
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Adult-acquired flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
If you suffer from any of these ailments, working with an experienced foot and ankle specialist can help you treat injuries and deformities, eliminate nagging pain, and get you back on the path to being healthy and happy.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Foot and Ankle Specialists
Whether you’re suffering from an acute injury or chronic pain, we can help. The foot and ankle specialists at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute are highly skilled, use the latest in comprehensive diagnostic testing, and offer minimally invasive treatment options, including rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary approach and commitment to superior patient care will help you regain full mobility and function so you can enjoy the high quality of life you deserve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art facilities.