Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

The ankle joint provides the body with balance, stability, and the ability to bear the body's weight. It must do all these tasks while being exercised and manipulated over one million times a year.

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, occurring equally in both sexes and all ages. These injuries are most often reported by athletes; although it is not uncommon to see ankle sprains in those who suddenly trip on a step, slip without warning or ignore feelings of fatigue during exercise. There are over one million ankle injuries each year and approximately 85% of these injuries are ankle sprains.

Other common foot and ankle injuries include:

  • Fractures of the ankle, heel, toe and forefoot
  • Stress fractures
  • Achilles tendon tear/ rupture
  • Bunions, bone spurs, hammer toe and turf toe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Call the Center for Orthopedics & Wellness today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Paul Ryan: 530.543.5554.