Foot & Ankle

Combined, the human foot and ankle contains more than 26 bones and 40 joints, and the average person takes 10,000 steps per day. The ankle is a highly intricate structure that works in unison with the foot to help support our body weight, allow us to stand, walk or run, and move and flex in a variety of ways. To read more about foot & ankle conditions, click here.

At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our expert ankle surgeons have extensive training in performing specialized techniques for treating foot & ankle conditions. Common ankle procedures our orthopedic surgeon often performs include achilles tendon surgery, tendon transfer of the foot and ankle, tendon repair, implant surgery, lateral and medial ligament reconstruction and ankle joint replacement. From operative to nonoperative ankle care, the OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists ankle doctor provides a unique treatment plan focused on restoring your function.

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Foot & Ankle Educational Articles

Haglund’s Deformity

Introduction Sometimes the shape of a bone can cause problems in the foot. One example of this is Haglund’s deformity, a condition caused by a prominent bump on the back of the heel. Anatomy The heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest bone of the foot. The...

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Claw Toes and Hammertoes

Introduction Claw toe and hammertoe conditions are fairly common in cultures that wear shoes. In most cases, these problems can be traced directly to ill-fitting shoes. Anatomy The four smaller toes of each foot contain three bones (phalanges) and three...

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Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendon Rupture

Introduction Problems that affect the Achilles tendon (Fig. 1) are common among active middle-aged people. These problems cause pain at the back of the calf and may result in a rupture of the Achilles tendon in severe cases. Anatomy The Achilles tendon is...

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