The feet absorb a lot of punishment over the course of a year and a
lifetime. For some people, this “wear and tear” can lead to sudden
injury or long-term pain.
Mawr Hospital’s team of orthopedic specialists, in collaboration
with podiatric physicians, diagnose and treat all problems, from simple
tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most
complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage.
Many of the conditions respond well to conservative treatments, such as
physical therapy, bracing, orthotics or injections. If a condition
requires surgery, Bryn Mawr’s surgeons offer the latest techniques to
achieve a rapid recovery and the best possible result.
Common foot and ankle disorders treated at Bryn Mawr include:
Sprains and fractures: Treatment typically consists of
rest, ice, protection and elevating the ankle. It is best to see
a physician for a full examination and diagnosis.
Arthritis: Nearly half of all people over age 60 have
arthritis of the foot and/or ankle. Wearing proper shoes,
inserts for arch support, and taking anti-inflammatory
medications may bring relief. Surgery to eliminate painful
motion may also be an option.
Bunions: The swollen, sore bump on the joint that
connects the big toe to the foot is probably a bunion, a
condition that is common in women. Roomy shoes and bunion pads
can provide relief, but severe bunions may require surgery to
realign the bones.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.