Foot & Ankle

Offering State-of-the-Art Non-Surgical,
Surgical & Rehabilitation Treatments.

The foot and ankle specialists at OrthoNeuro know that comprehensive care is the best way to treat the entire range of foot and ankle pain, injuries and disorders.

(614) 890-6555

Foot & Ankle

Offering State-of-the-Art Non-Surgical & Surgical Treatments.

The foot and ankle specialists at OrthoNeuro know that comprehensive care is the best way to treat the entire range of foot and ankle pain, injuries and disorders.

(614) 890-6555

Common Foot & Ankle
Conditions & Treatments

Foot & Ankle

The ankle consists of two joints: the subtalar joint, and the true ankle joint.

The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones, the tibia which forms the inside or medial side of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral, or outside of the ankle; and the talus below.

Foot & Ankle Arthritis
The foot and ankle are comprised of dozens of bones and the ends of these bones are covered with a thin layer of cartilage that helps the bones glide smoothly when walking, standing and running. Arthritis causes inflammation within the joints as well as deterioration of the cartilage within the foot and ankle joint. As the cartilage deteriorates, the bones of the foot and ankle may begin to rub together. Foot or Ankle Arthritis can be the result of the aging process, repeated injuries to the foot or ankle as well as genetic factors.
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Ankle Fracture
An Ankle Fracture, more commonly referred to as a “broken ankle”, is a fracture to one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint.  Fractures can occur in any or all of the bones of the ankle joint, including:

  • Tibia – the shinbone
  • Fibula – then smaller bone of the lower leg
  • Talus – a small bone that sits between the heel bone and the tibia and fibula

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Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries and are caused when the ankle is abnormally turned inward (inversion) or outward (eversion). The bones of the ankle are connected by strong ligaments and when these ligaments are damaged this is considered to be an ankle sprain. This most often occurs during sports but can also be the result of something as simple as missing a stair or a fall.

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Achilles Tendonitis
The Achilles Tendon is a strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the back of the leg on the heel bone. The Achilles Tendon can be damaged or injured in several ways and the severity of the injury can vary and range from inflammation to a tear in the ligament.

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Bunions
Bunions, also known as a “hallax rigidus deformity” is a condition that causes the big toe of the foot to point outward. In many cases, bone spurs will form in the joint of the big toe and cause pain when walking or bearing weight. This condition is thought to affect those who wear tight shoes or high heels, but this condition can also be caused by repetitive actions with improper balance such as running or sports. Deformities in the foot or arthritis have also been known to cause bunions.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation to the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot, known as the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis often results from overuse and is especially common in athletes due to repetitive strains to the tissue. Over time, the fascia becomes inflamed due to repeat tearing and stretching. Other risk factors for Plantar Fasciitis include having a high arch in the foot, obesity and tight calf muscles.

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Bunionectomy
A Bunionectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat the painful symptoms of a bunion. The goal of this procedure is to remove the bony deformity in the big toe and realign the toe in the correct anatomical position.

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Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Arthroscopy is a procedure that uses a small surgical camera and surgical tools to treat chronic pain or loss of function in the ankle due to damaged cartilage, ligaments or bone spurs. Damage to the cartilage, ligaments or bone spurs can be the result of previous injuries (such as repetitive ankle sprains) or arthritis and can limit day to day mobility.

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Total Ankle Replacement
Total Ankle Replacement, also known as Total Ankle Arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove the arthritic portions of the ankle ligament and replace them with metal and plastic components. These components mimic the function of a healthy ankle joint and allow for increased mobility and reduced pain. An Ankle Replacement may be recommended to treat severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment.

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Wound & General Foot Care
Our skin is our first line of defense. Failure of any wound to heal in a timely fashion is potentially very serious. Non-healing lower extremity wounds can be particularly worrisome and can put the patient at risk for limb loss. We employ state of the art wound care and healing technologies in our office and through our wound care center affiliations. Our compassionate, evidence-based team approach ensures the best possible outcomes.

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Meet Our Foot & Ankle Specialists

Nicholas A. Cheney, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Jeffrey E. Gittins, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

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