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About Bingham Memorial Foot and Ankle

WHAT IT IS

Each foot is made up of 26 individual bones and many ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is a complex joint where three (tibia, fibula, and talus) bones come together. These bones connect with the foot through a series of tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

WHAT IT DOES

These structures supply the body the movement required to walk, run, or jump.

COMMON INJURES

Injuries can reduce movement or range of motion and can make walking difficult, if not impossible.

The most common injuries to the foot and ankle are sprains and fractures. Other areas of the ankle or foot that can become injured are the tendons, which connect muscle to bone, and cartilage, which supplies cushion for the joints. Injuries can reduce movement or range of motion and can make walking difficult, if not impossible.

PRECAUTIONS

Wearing supportive shoes is essential to the health of your feet and ankles. Runners should purchase new running shoes every three months or after 500 miles of wear. Wearing protective braces or supports (especially during sports) can also help prevent injury.

TREATMENT

Most minor injuries do not require a visit to the doctor and will heal on their own with ice, compressions, and elevation. More serious injuries should be treated by a specialist. Nonsurgical treatments include strengthening exercises and stretching.

 

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  • "Be Informed" with Dr. Dan Robinson
    June 24, 2020

    During this “Be Informed” webinar episode, Dr. Dan Robinson, podiatrist and foot & ankle surgeon, talks about his specialties and answers Idahoan’s questions about common fee...

  • Happy Feet are Healthy Feet
    April 02, 2020

    Since April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, what better time to show a little love & respect for a body part many take for granted. Dr. Dan Robinson provides some ad...

  • The Problem with Running
    April 12, 2017

    If you love to run—great! But running can lead to injury. Here’s how to prevent and treat some of the most common running injuries.


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