Human Motion Institute

Foot & Ankle

Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from some form of foot or ankle pain during their lives. This pain can be caused by an injury, ill-fitting shoes, diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, poor circulation, genetic abnormalities, or simply wear and tear over time. No matter what the cause, the result can be the same: discomfort and limited mobility.

The orthopedic surgeons and other specialists of the Human Motion Institute are trained to correct foot and ankle problems and pain. A variety of assessment and treatment tools are used, including the latest technological advancements, to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from foot or ankle pain

The design of the bones, muscles, and joints of the foot and ankle is a miracle of complex interaction. Each foot contains 26 bones and a multitude of joints and muscles that work in sync to provide mobility and stability. The intricate design allows for the up-and-down motion used when walking or climbing stairs, as well as the side-to-side movements required for navigating uneven surfaces and switching directions. Given that the average person takes about 10,000 steps each day, foot and/or ankle pain can often be debilitating.

It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of orthopedic surgeons and medical specialists are well versed in:

  • Sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Complex fracture care
  • Custom casting and splinting
  • Reconstructive surgery related to trauma
  • Manufacturing and fitting of custom braces and orthotics
  • Reconstructive surgery related to arthritis or deformity

To be referred to a Human Motion Institute at Doctors Hospital affiliated specialist, please call (706) 651-4343.

To speak with our nurse navigator, please call (706) 651-4798.