Foot And Ankle Treatment Specialist

Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Port St. Lucie, FL & Stuart, FL

Foot Fun Fact: The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons

Foot & Ankle Treatment

Why would I need to see a foot and ankle surgeon?

The foot and ankle are a complicated network of tissues! Feet get quite a workout, they hold us up and absorb the shock of each step we take. The way your foot is structured, the way it works, and the way it affects other body areas (such as your back) add to its complexity. A foot and ankle surgeon has the in depth knowledge to diagnose and treat conditions of this complex part of the body and works with your overall healthcare team to ensure you are receiving the best care possible for your foot and ankle conditions.

Is it normal to have pain in the foot or ankle?

No, pain or discomfort is not normal. It signals a problem that needs to be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated by a specialist who fully understands this part of the body. Below are some reasons why you would want to see a foot and ankle surgeon:

- An injury (a sprain, broken bone, etc.)

- A medical condition (diabetes, poor circulation, etc.) that can affect the feet

- Impaired ability to function in certain activities

- Changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle

- An abnormal growth


Foot and ankle surgeons treat all symptoms and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as::

- bunions

- heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

- flatfoot

- foot or ankle arthritis

- sports injuries

- tendon disorders

- fractures (broken bones)

- ingrown toenails

- neuromas

- dermatological conditions

- tingly feet

- hammertoes