Animesh Agarwal, MDOrthopedic Surgery
Crystal Ramanujam, DPMPodiatry
Ian Whitney, MDOrthopedic Surgery
The orthopedic specialists at University Health understand the intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up your feet and ankles better than anyone else. We also have podiatry specialists who concentrate on foot and ankle conditions.
Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat
- Diabetes-related foot conditions: These include skin changes, calluses, foot ulcers and poor circulation.
- Clubfoot and unequal leg length: Clubfoot is a condition where the foot is rotated inward at the ankle. It can be corrected with surgery. Unequal leg length, a condition where one leg is longer than the other, can cause a limp or pain. It can be treated with nonsurgical options or with surgery in severe cases.
- Bunions and hammer toes: A bunion is a bulge or bone or tissue around the joint of your big toe or little toe. Bunions usually happen when a joint is stressed over a period of time. They can be treated with nonsurgical options, or with bunion surgery if needed. A hammer toe is when the toe bends or curls downward, leaving the middle joint to poke out.
- Fractures: Your foot has 26 different bones, and almost any of them can be broken. Many foot fractures can heal on their own without surgery. Meanwhile, they can be swollen and painful, and need good support.
- Plantar fasciitis: Your plantar is the sole of your foot. Fascia is a band of tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes. When that band gets inflamed, it can be painful. We have treatments that can help.
- Soft-tissue injuries: Bruises, sprains, strains and other damage to the soft-tissue in your feet and ankles can cause pain and need treatment.
- Dislocation: Three bones make up your ankle joint. When one or more gets separated, that’s a severe injury called ankle dislocation.