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

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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