Our two feet contain approximately one quarter of the bones within our bodies along with numerous joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. Pain and disability arising from one or other foot are difficult to protect from everyday activity. Additionally problems elsewhere with the body e.g. the spine or conditions such as diabetes can cause foot symptoms.
Careful analysis of the problem(s) by examination and using various forms of imaging e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, CT scans and MRIs together with biomechanical tools can help us to formulate a diagnosis and management plan. Orthopaedic surgeons work closely with other clinicians such as Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists and Radiologists to provide our patients with the best advice and treatment for problematic feet.