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The foot and ankle consist of 26 bones, over 30 joints, and multiple ligaments and tendons. Although small in size, it’s a highly complex system that is prone to injury, both acute and chronic. If you lead an active lifestyle or are a regular participant in sports, there’s a high likelihood you’ll at some point experience pain or injury to the foot and/or ankle area due to how much the body relies on it. Virtually all competitive sports – from golf to basketball – involve some type of movement that involves being on your feet and putting that area under duress. Even brisk or extensive walking has been known to cause injury in some people. Our team at Mid-America Orthopedics has seen all variations of foot and ankle injury, so we know it can affect anyone at any age and activity level.

Anatomically, the foot and ankle are designed to provide shock absorption and allow us to propel ourselves when we walk and run. This is best illustrated in football players and distance runners who are required to run for long durations in a high-impact scenario. The structures of the foot and ankle are under profound stress just by the repetitive nature of weight-bearing, walking, running, and jumping. Putting on additional weight in the form of protective equipment or hiking gear also plays a role. If you start to experience foot or ankle pain, more often than not, it can be tied back to a physical activity in which those particular structures were pushed beyond their threshold.

Acute and chronic injuries are sometimes difficult to tolerate because they limit our ability to be physically active and move around during normal, everyday routines. Fortunately, simple remedies for most injuries are effective and can be easily done. These include rest, ice, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, and activity modification. When these are not effective in relieving the symptoms, an evaluation with an orthopedic specialist may be beneficial. The team at Mid-America Orthopedics has decades of combined experience and has helped thousands of patients fast-track their road to recovery and regain full mobility. Sprained ankles and general pain in the foot and ankle area are a common problem we see with patients, but we also treat more serious issues such as Achilles tendonitis and stress fractures.

In most cases, nonsurgical options are usually effective in relieving symptoms of pain or discomfort. This may include physical therapy, injections, prescription medications, orthotics, or bracing. Once you’ve been evaluated, your orthopedic physician will be able to determine which option is best for you and map out a treatment plan. In other cases, surgical treatment may be needed for optimal results, but only if nonsurgical treatments have not helped. If this is the case, you can take comfort in knowing that the team at Mid-America Orthopedics KC has a team of the best orthopedic surgeons in Kansas City.

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dr craig yager

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr michael dempewolf

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Dempewolf

dr eckland

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Eckland

dr pat do

MAO Founder & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pat Do

Foot & Ankle

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Mid-America Orthopedics KC
joins forces with Sano Orthopedics


November 1

By joining Sano, we are able to improve your access to care and increase the range of specialties available.

Locations available in Lee's Summit, Grandview, Leawood, Paola, Garnett

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