The 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.
If you have a cast, click here for a downloadable PDF with directions for how to take proper care of it.
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
Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries
Diseases and Syndromes
Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Diabetic Foot http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00148
Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle