Common Ankle and Foot Injuries

The feet are constantly under stress. It's no wonder that 80 percent of people will have some sort of problem with their feet at some point. Many things affect the condition of your feet: activity level, occupation, certain health conditions, genetics and perhaps most importantly, your choice of footwear.

There are several ankle and foot injuries common in active mountain communities like ours. The proper treatment of these injuries will determine how soon you can recover. Our doctors specialize in the treatment of these ankle and foot injuries in a manner that will help you recover quickly and with minimal long-term impact. Treatment starts with state of the art technology and a thorough examination to properly diagnose the injury.

One of the most common foot problems is Plantar Fasciitis, a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is usually most pronounced in the morning when the foot is first placed on the floor. Prolonged standing can also increase the painful symptoms.  In about 90 per cent of all cases, the injury can be resolved without surgical intervention.

The ankle is a hinge joint made up of several important structures. The unique design of the ankle makes it a very stable joint. This joint has to be stable in order to withstand 1.5 times your body weight when you walk and up to eight times your body weight when you run.

Injuries of the ankle joint are common among skiers and snowboarders. While ankle fractures and ankle sprains heal pretty well, they can lead to problems much later in life such as osteoarthritis (OA) or posttraumatic arthritis. Injuries to the Achilles Tendon often result from impact injuries.