Where Does it Hurt?

Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle are the first parts of the body to accept weight when standing, walking and running.  These two areas are very susceptible to adverse stresses in sports, activities, and varied walking surfaces which can lead to injury and foot and ankle pain.  Similar to the hand and wrist, the foot and ankle are comprised of a number of bones statically held together by ligaments and dynamically supported by muscles and tendons.

At OSS, we recognize the importance of the orthopedic subspecialist.  Dr. Mark Mikhael, an orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, uses the most up-to-date clinical skills, diagnostic tools, and treatment techniques to care for the foot and ankle and their associated structures.  Here are just a few of the common foot and ankle problems successfully cared for by Dr. Mark Mikhael:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Achilles tendonitis and tears
  • Bone and joint deformities such bunions and hammer toes
  • Arthritis and bone spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Complex trauma

Most foot and ankle issues are effectively treated conservatively with medications, injections,  modifications to weight bearing, and therapy.  But if surgical intervention is indicated, Dr. Mark Mikhael is an expert in the latest minimally invasive procedures to get you back on the road to recovery.

To find out more about foot and ankle injuries, please visit these pages on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website: