Our feet and ankles don’t often get the attention they deserve, yet they are a crucial piece in our musculoskeletal puzzle. Not only do they hold and balance our entire body weight, but they are also the body’s first line of shock absorption as our feet make contact with the ground below.
There are many problems that can occur in the feet and ankles. Some of the more common include ankle ligament tears and instability, foot or ankle arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and tendon injuries. Let’s review these problems, some of the potential sources, and the traditional and interventional orthopedics solutions for feet and ankle problems.