posted on 16 Mar 2014 08:12 by donnalifts
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Ankle Pain and Feet Pain
There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot. Tough bands of tissue, called ligaments, keep the bones and joints in place. If arthritis develops in one or more of these joints, balance and walking may be affected.
Every mile you walk puts 60 tons of stress on each foot. Your feet can handle a heavy load, but too much stress pushes them over their limits. When you pound your feet on hard surfaces playing sports or wear shoes that irritate sensitive tissues, you may develop heel pain, the most common problem affecting the foot and ankle. A sore heel will usually get better on its own without surgery if you give it enough rest. However, many people try to ignore the early signs of heel pain and keep on doing the activities that caused it. When you continue to use a sore heel, it will only get worse and could become a chronic condition leading to more problems. Surgery is rarely necessary.
You may view our Orthopaedic Resources for more information on all types of ankle pain and feet pain.
Peachtree Orthopaedic Physicians that specialize in ankle pain, feet pain and injuries are noted below.
James L. Beskin, MD
John Chao, M.D.
Ashkan Lahiji, MD
R. Howard Pike, MD
* This page contains general information and is not intended to provide care or education. Please schedule an appointment with a POC Physician who specializes in your condition.