Foot & Ankle
Our foot is a wonderful piece of architecture with superb engineering and maintains standing, walking, running and various activities. It has 26 bones out of about 206 bones in the body. Simple conditions like corn, callosities, deformity of toes can cause significant discomfort to wear shoes and maintain daily routine. These can be rectified early with or without surgery to prevent complicated surgical intervention at a later date.
The human foot has 26 bones and a number of ligaments, tendons, muscles etc. The human foot is a vital part for locomotion. Often minor ailments of the foot will produce significant discomfort. If these ailments are treated early, surgery may not be required. Modern technology (arthroscopy and tendonoscopy, joint replacement)... More
Ankle & Toe Joints
The ankle is the hinge between the foot and the leg. This joint is composed of the lower part of the leg bones (tibia and fibula) and talus from the foot. The joint itself is quite stable and the stability is maintained by the ligaments and tendons etc. This joint is quite vulnerable to injury in all age groups. Injuries can lead to instability of the joint and ankle arthritis is not uncommon.
Ankle is one of the commonest joint to be injured both in athletes and general public. Many sprained ankles can be treated by appropriate splints allowing the person to retain some normal activities. MRI scans can help to identify the soft tissue injuries in persistent symptomatic ankle problems.
Modern technology (arthroscopy, tendonoscopy) and traditional surgery can treat many foot and ankle problems effectively. Of course some conditions can even be treated by injections, physiotherapy, modification of shoe wear, splints & supports.