Hammer toes, bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arthritis, trauma, athletic injuries, instability, diabetic foot issues, flat feet, high arch and congenital problems. These are just some of the problems that may require surgical or non-surgical solutions related to your foot and ankle.
If you have a foot or ankle problem, don't put off seeing your physician. Many foot and ankle conditions previously not treated or having limited options can be more effectively treated now. For example, foot and ankle arthroscopy allows better less invasive treatment. The development of viable ankle joint replacements provides an alternative to fusions. Your family doctor will be able determine if you will benefit from treatment. If treatment is prescribed, your doctor may send you to an orthopaedic surgeon for further consultation.
The foot and ankle information below has been developed by the B.C. Foot and Ankle Specialists (BCFAS) based in Vancouver, B.C. Note that some of the information may be specific to the province of British Columbia. Please consult your family physician or orthopaedic surgeon about specific information for the province in which you reside.
The Foundation thanks Dr. Alastair Younger, Erin Younger (web site development) and the BCFAS for granting the Foundation permission to link to use the information on its site to provide patient information on foot and ankle disorders.
Diabetic Foot Issues
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