The ankle is the area of the leg where the foot and the lower leg join together. The ankle is comprised of a large joint containing three bones, the tibia, fibula and the talus, that allow us to move our feet up and down and provide for great flexibility and agility in sports and everyday activities. Even though the ankle joint is privileged, meaning it does not take as much stress as other joints, such as the knee or hip, it can cause pain when injured. The ankle joint is supported by many ligaments and tendons that can cause dysfunction and discomfort when strained or sprained. The bones of the ankle can fracture during a traumatic event and the ankle joint can be damaged by autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
The physicians at Orthopaedic and Spine Center have years of experience in diagnosing and treating painful ankle conditions. From on-the-job accidents to sports injuries to complex traumas, OSC offers digital x-ray and OPEN MRI imaging for a quick and accurate diagnosis. Our state-of-the-art facility has four casting rooms for fracture care and we offer a full array of the most advanced splints, boots and assistive walking devices in our on-site durable medical equipment department.