Foot & Ankle

Foot & AnkleThe human foot is a structure of bones and tissues that combine strength and mechanical complexity needed for motion. A healthy foot can sustain an incredible amount of pressure and provide the entire body with a foundation of stability and support. When the foot is injured, normal movements like walking and running can become nearly impossible.

More information about the foot and ankle is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more.

Broken Bones and Injuries

Ankle Fractures 
Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures 
Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture 
Pilon Fractures 
Shinbone Fractures Overview
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle 
Talus Fractures
Toe and Forefoot Fractures 

Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries

Sprained Ankle

Diseases and Syndromes


Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot 
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle 
Diabetic Foot
Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction 
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle 


Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle 
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle 


Achilles Tendinitis 
Heel Pain


Claw Toe
Hammer Toe
Ingrown Toenail 
Morton’s Neuroma 
Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Bunion Surgery 

Prevention and Safety

Athletic Shoes
Footwear Guide
Shoes: Finding the Right Fit
Tight Shoes and Foot Problems 

Patient Stories

A Patient’s Experience with Reconstructive Foot Surgery 


Additional Resources on the Foot/Leg