FOOT & ANKLE SPECIALISTS

The foot and ankle specialists and physical therapists at New Mexico Orthopaedics can help you address your symptoms and create a treatment plan that will minimize pain and long term damage to the joints.

THE FOOT

The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and an extensive network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. With the complexity and high physical demands on our feet, it is not uncommon to experience foot pain or injury. It is essential to get the proper treatment, so identifying if it is in the heel, arch, ball of the foot, toes, or all over can help with diagnosis.

Common foot injuries include:

  • Heel Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Stone Bruise
  • Arch Pain
  • Toe Fracture or Sprain
  • Claw Toe
  • Bunion
  • Sesamoid Fracture

THE ANKLE

The ankle is a large joint made up of the shin bone (tibia), the thinner bone next to the shin bone (fibula), and the foot bone that sits above the heel bone (talus). The joint allows your foot to move up and down. When inflamed or injured, it is common to have pain when standing and walking.

Common ankle injuries include:

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

Our Foot & Ankle team will carefully evaluate your symptoms and use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to treat injuries and ailments. Our integrated approach will get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Foot & Ankle injuries are diagnosed by physical examination, x-rays, or MRIs.

Treatments for foot and ankle injuries vary depending on the condition. These can include:

  • Footwear Modifications, Orthotics, Braces
  • Ice & Heat
  • Stretching
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Surgery

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