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The Foot and Ankle Service at Stanford Health Care specializes in disorders and diseases of the foot and ankle in adult, young adult and teenage patients. We treat a large spectrum of problems using both surgical and nonsurgical techniques.
Our specialists have extensive experience treating all types of foot and ankle pain, from congenital conditions to stress fractures.
Foot pain and problems can be caused by genetics, footwear, overuse and injury resulting in pain, inflammation, and limited movement and mobility.
Sprains and Strains
A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, the fibrous band of connective tissue that joins the end of one bone with another. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon.
Sports and Stress Fractures
Stress fractures are common sport injuries. Usually, they result from overuse, such as:
Increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly
Using an unfamiliar surface, improper equipment and increased physical stress
A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, to several fractures which force the ankle out of place. The more bones that are broken, the more unstable the ankle and ligaments become.
The bones in the foot may be broken in many ways including direct blows, crush injuries, falls, and overuse or stress. Metatarsal fractures are the most common traumatic foot injuries.
Ankle Sprains and Ligament Tear
A sprained ankle is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn. Learn more about ankle sprains and ligament tear.
Arthritis of the ankle may be caused by degenerative wear and tear, inflammatory arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis that develops after an injury.
Congenital foot deformities can range from flat feet, high arched feet, hammertoes or more complex conditions, such as clubfoot or cleft foot.
Injury to the brain or spinal cord often affects the brain’s control of the muscles in the arms and legs. This can lead to severe loss of movement or muscular deformities, such as adult club foot.
OCD of the Talus
A joint disorder in which cracks form in the cartilage and the underlying bones of the back of the foot, usually caused by a twisting injury.
A protrusion of bone or tissue around a joint, occurring most often at the base of the great toe or at the base of the little toe. It occurs when the joint is stressed over time by arthritis, foot spread or tight, pointed shoes.
A deformity of the toe in which the toe buckles, causing the middle joint to poke out. Learn more about hammertoes.
Achilles Tendon Tear
Inflammation or minor tears of the tendon that connects the back of the calf to the heel, caused by overuse or injury. Learn more about Achilles tendon tear.
Tendonitis or Foot and Ankle Tendon Tears
Inflammation or minor tears of the tendon that connects the back of the calf to the heel, caused by overuse or injury.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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