Foot and Ankle
The 26 bones in each of your feet and ankles support the rest of your body and are an essential part of almost everything you do. If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain when walking or have a prior trauma or congenital deformity that affects your walking, you can turn to Mount Sinai West for top-of-the-line, comprehensive foot and ankle care that many other orthopedic departments can’t offer. Our experts provide an accurate diagnosis, a comprehensive treatment plan, and if we recommend surgery, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. We offer advanced surgical procedures for bunion correction and are one of the few centers with limb lengthening expertise. Even if your foot or ankle injury or condition seems minor, we believe you should have it treated as quickly and thoroughly as possible. At Mount Sinai West, your feet and ankles are in good hands.
Conditions We Treat
We specialize in the treatment of a wide variety of foot and ankle disorders, including such problems as:
- Achilles tendon tears or ruptures (partial or full)
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle instability
- Flat foot
- Fractures in the foot
- Overuse-related injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis in the foot
From diagnosis to rehabilitation, we work closely with you to help you walk normally as quickly and safely as possible.
Some treatment options for disorders of the foot and ankle include:
- Ice packing and rest can help with some simple sprains, strains, stress fractures in the toes, and other injuries.
- Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or cortisone injections, can reduce pain and inflammation for everything from arthritis to bunions.
- Foot taping or padding may be useful for bunions, heel pain, and other disorders.
- Physical therapy can reduce pain from disorders such as bunions or arthritis, or help you regain your strength and stability. We often recommend physical therapy after orthopedic surgery.
- Splinting, bracing, or casting may be used for sprains, strains, fractures of the ankle or foot, and other injuries.
- Orthopedic surgery may be the best solution if your foot or ankle pain does not respond to any of the above conservative treatments. Surgical procedures can treat a wide variety of foot and ankle problems, including severe sprains, fractures, ankle instability, arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, and ruptured Achilles tendons. We use arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery techniques whenever possible.