CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS
Foot & Ankle
We take our feet and ankles for granted, forgetting how they absorb the demands of our rigorous daily routines. The feet and ankles are the most frequently injured areas of the body. Injuries may result from overuse, accidents, or conditions that can indicate a more serious medical problem such as arthritis or diabetes.
When injuries develop, they can be complex – and persistent. The Foot and Ankle Program at UConn Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitative services for adult foot and ankle conditions.
Our staff includes orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and physical therapists. Certified orthotists are available when custom orthotics or braces are required. Our specialists also partner with a wide range of medical professionals including endocrinologists, neurologists, infectious disease specialists, vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons to develop a custom treatment plan for you.
Foot and Ankle Trauma
We are equipped to care for patients with both acute traumatic injuries and post-traumatic deformities. This includes sprains, tendon ruptures, fractures, and dislocations. We also specialize in the care of post-traumatic reconstructions for fractures that have not healed or have healed in an abnormal position. We have extensive expertise in the care of post-traumatic infections as well.
Sports Related Injuries
We have the capability to diagnose and treat all aspects of sports related foot and ankle injuries in athletes and dancers.
Common Foot Problems
We are able to treat a wide variety of common foot problems including bunions, hammertoes, corns, toe nail deformities, high-arched feet, and flat feet. We also use proven techniques to successfully treat chronic heel pain.
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
We have extensive experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle arthritis. This includes osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment of these conditions ranges from conservative treatment with arch supports and medications to complex reconstructions.
We have specialized training in the treatment of a wide variety of neurologic and neuromuscular conditions. These include Morton’s neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Charcot-Marie tooth disease, and post-stroke deformities.
Foot Care for People with Diabetes
We have specialized training in all aspects of foot care for people with diabetes. This involves a multidisciplinary approach with consultation available from specialists in endocrinology, vascular, and plastic surgery.