There are many common foot problems that patients deal with every day ranging from injuries, to arthritis, to diabetic foot care issues. The foot and ankle are very versatile and complex areas of your body. Each foot contains 26 bones supported by a complicated network of muscles, tendons and ligaments. When everything’s working well, we hardly give it thought. But when a problem arises, it’s often impossible to ignore.
At Emory Decatur Hospital, we treat a wide variety of common foot problems and common ankle problems, including:
Fortunately, most common foot problems and ankle conditions respond well to treatments like rest, ice, orthotics (shoe inserts), exercises, and anti-inflammatory medication. Cortisone injections can also provide pain relief. If these conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief, surgery may be an option.
Our physicians are experienced in the latest techniques, including diabetic foot care, and will be happy to work with you to get you back on your feet. If you have a foot or ankle problem, find an Emory Decatur Hospital podiatrist or orthopedic specialist.