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Have you had an injury or fracture to your ankle or foot? Are you experiencing pain, swelling or issues moving your ankles, feet or toes? Our experts can help. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll receive world-class comprehensive care from our orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons and sports medicine doctors. Our team helps patients with a wide range of conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Some injuries may be treated with non-surgical options such as physical therapy, rest or bracing, while other issues may require surgery.
Some of the common areas where we treat damage or injuries to the ankle and foot include:
The Achilles tendon connects your heel bone to muscles in your calf. Every time you run and jump, you use this tendon. A tear can happen when you push off your feet, break into a run or make a stop-and-start move.
Sports that involve a lot of running and jumping, like basketball, soccer and track and field result in overuse injuries of the leg, foot and ankle. This can often lead to a small crack in bones, especially the shinbone (tibia) and bones in the foot called the metatarsals.
You’ll see one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons or an experienced advanced practice provider to begin the diagnostic process. This process includes a thorough history and physical exam and, if needed, diagnostic imaging such as an X-ray done in our facility during your appointment. Your provider may order additional testing, such as an MRI, CT scan, lab testing or ultrasound.
Your treatment is tailored to your condition. Our foot and ankle team works as a cohesive unit to help you from diagnosis to treatment and through recovery. Our therapy teams not only help with rehabilitation, but can provide a full gait analysis to evaluate those who want to improve their running form or posture.
Diagnostic expertise: Our medical specialists published the first-ever system for diagnosing and classifying stress fractures that physicians at other institutions refer to.
Expert Care: Our surgeons have extensive experience repairing Achilles injuries. With in-depth focus on their area of specialty, our highly skilled surgeons offer comprehensive treatment that leads to better and faster results for you. We offer fellowship-level physician care and physical therapy, which means our providers have completed up to two years of intense, specialized experiential training in the field.
Experience: As the sideline care providers for more than 5,000 central Ohio competitors and performers, including Ohio State’s athletes and varsity teams, we have the experience to help maintain better health and athletic performance.
Korban was a track and field athlete at The Ohio State University from 2010-2013, and currently competes professionally in long jump. Here he discusses his foot injury and his treatment at Ohio State Sports Medicine.