Foot & Ankle

How we can help you

At Comprehensive Orthopaedics we can help diagnose the cause of your foot and ankle symptoms and put you on the path to recovery from your injuries.

Foot and ankle injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include sports injuries, accidents, overuse injuries, and genetic factors. Sprains are caused by stretching or tearing of ligaments, while strains are caused by the stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons. Falls or any trauma can result in fractures or dislocations of foot and ankle bones. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons in the foot or ankle become inflamed or  irritated, usually as a result of overuse or repetitive movements.

Symptoms are often accompanied by pain and swelling, and may cause bruising or redness around the affected area. In severe cases, foot and ankle injuries can result in limited mobility, making it difficult to stand, walk, or perform daily activities. Tingling or numbness can also appear as result of a foot or ankle injury. 

If you suspect you have a foot or ankle injury, it is important to see a doctor or specialist as soon as possible. At Comprehensive Orthopaedics we will perform a physical examination and diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scan to correctly identify the injury type and severity.

Our foot and ankle specialists

Dr. Adam Q. Ferguson
DO
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Edward Gensicki
DPM
Podiatrist

Dr. Megan Wolf
MD
Sports Injuries

Conditions

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot’s natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.

A Bunion is a deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It is a bony bump beneath the skin on the inner side of the foot. A bunion starts small, but over time it can grow to become very large. Bunions are more common in women.

Bunion surgery (Chevron Bunionectomy) procedure is performed to correct the bunion deformity. During the procedure, the surgeon may remove excess bone and then shift the toe into proper alignment. This surgery is commonly performed with regional anesthesia.

This surgical procedure is used to correct a hammertoe, a deformity of the toe that causes the toe to become permanently frozen in a bent position. During this procedure, a small piece of bone is removed to shorten the toe and allow it to straighten.

Charcot foot is a deformity that can result as a complication of diabetes and other conditions. It develops after you lose sensation in your legs and feet. The joints and bones of your foot begin to break down and collapse. You cannot feel these injuries, and you may continue to walk on the foot. This worsens the damage. Charcot foot is a disabling deformity. It can be difficult to treat, but there are techniques that can be used to correct it.

The Achilles tendons are thick and powerful bands of fibrous tissue. They connect your calf muscles to your heel bones. The tendons help you walk, run and jump. And that means they are under a lot of stress, making injuries to the Achilles tendons common.

This surgical procedure is used to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, this large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle. This procedure will help the tendon heal properly, restoring function to the foot and ankle.

Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.

This condition is a sprain of one or more of the ligaments that hold the tibia and fibula together at the ankle. This joint, called the ankle syndesmosis, is made up of ligaments on the front and rear of the ankle, and in the space between the tibia and fibula.

This surgery fixes an unstable break in your ankle. The break could be in the small bone of your lower leg, called the “fibula” or the larger bone, called the “tibia.” Sometimes, they’re both broken. Your surgeon will stabilize your bones so your ankle can heal.

During this procedure, the surgeon removes diseased or damaged portions of the ankle. The surgeon implants an artificial ankle joint consisting of metal and plastic components. The new joint will help reduce pain and restore mobility to the ankle.

This surgical procedure is performed to treat severe arthritis or injury of the ankle joint. During the procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and fuses the joint. This stabilizes the ankle and relieves pain.

This procedure identifies and treats problems in your ankle. With it, the surgeon can access your ankle without creating a large incision.

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