Foot and Ankle Conditions

Your foot and ankle are made up of 26 small bones. They’re powered by nerves, tendons, muscles and ligaments, and connected by joints.

Pain in this area can be caused by a variety of factors:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Inflammation or scar tissue
  • Nerve damage
  • Arthritis
  • Neuromuscular deformities or imbalances

Foot and ankle conditions may also be related to other medical conditions.

Get Back on Your Feet

Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic experts use leading-edge treatments, including the latest minimally invasive procedures, to help you walk away from pain and regain function. From evaluation to rehabilitation, skilled orthopaedic teams will guide you step-by-step through treatment options tailored to your needs and goals.

Impaired foot and ankle function can have a major effect on your health and lifestyle. Consult a Northwestern Medicine physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine spine surgeons performing surgery on a patient.
The Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic teams bring together board-certified physicians and highly trained and experienced specialists from many disciplines to help you get moving again and doing the activities you enjoy.

Conditions

Treatments

Click here to learn more about the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care.

Specialists at the Center for Orthopaedic and Spine Care can also be seen at the following locations:

Northwestern Medicine River Forest
420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst
1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers comprehensive orthopaedic services and performs more orthopaedic surgeries for Lake County residents than any other hospital. More than 30 of Lake County's top orthopaedic surgeons practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and many have specialized fellowship training. They perform leading-edge procedures both in Lake Forest and at the Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Surgery Center, including:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Arthroscopic cartilage regeneration and reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic hip reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Cartilage repair, restoration and transplantation
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Computer-guided customized knee replacement
  • Elbow disorders
  • Hand surgery
  • Hip replacements, total and partial
  • Knee replacements, total and partial
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Orthobiologics (tissue engineering)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Reconstruction of the knee, hip, shoulder, foot/ankle, back and hand
  • Shoulder reconstruction and replacement

To schedule an appointment please call 847.535.8500.


From acute injuries to joint pain, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers comprehensive care for all types of conditions affecting your bones and joints, including:

  • Arch, heel and toe pain
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Fractures
  • Hand, wrist and elbow problems
  • Hip problems
  • Joint deterioration
  • Knee problems
  • Muscle sprain and tendon injuries
  • Nerve and neuromuscular problems
  • Orthopaedic-related diabetes complications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder problems
  • Spinal injuries or pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trauma

If you’re considering joint replacement surgery, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital have board-certified orthopaedic specialists who can help. As a regional leader in joint replacement, Central DuPage Hospital performs the second highest number of lower extremity joint replacements in Illinois, and brings you the latest advances and innovations in care.

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists, please call 630.225.2663.