Foot & Ankle Problems

Foot & Ankle Problems

Foot and Ankle Conditions

Foot and ankle problems are extremely common due to the complex network of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments found within these vital body parts. If any of these structures become weak or compromised from injury, overuse, deformity or disease, it is important that a patient see a qualified orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to evaluate and treat the condition.

Temple’s Foot and Ankle Surgery Program offers a comprehensive approach to prevention, treatment and management of foot and ankle problems, including options such as custom-made orthotics, bracing, physical therapy and surgery when needed. The program features fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons who specialize in highly complex procedures, including minimally invasive techniques.

A visit to a foot and ankle specialist should be considered when a condition or injury does not respond to conservative treatment such as rest or medication, or when the problem prevents a patient from participating in regular daily activities.    

The goal in every case is to help patients get back to the life they want – from doing everyday activities without pain to participating in sports and exercise.

Conditions Treated

Temple’s Foot and Ankle Surgery Program treats a variety of foot and ankle disorders and injuries, from the most common to the most complex. Conditions treated include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Flat foot deformities
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis  
  • Hammer toes
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Ankle instability
  • Arch pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Heel pain
  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis foot problems

Treatments Offered

Treatment options for foot and ankle conditions are made on a case-by-case basis and depend on how much pain a patient is in, the source of that pain, and how their foot or ankle is functioning. Surgical options include:

  • Ankle reconstruction
  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Ankle or foot fusion surgery for arthritis
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Cartilage repair
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Bunion and hammertoe correction
  • Metatarsalgia correction
  • Flat foot correction
  • Fracture repair
  • Deformity correction
  • Correction of previously failed surgeries

Nonsurgical treatments may include lifestyle modifications, injections, medication, orthotics, physical therapy and splinting.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine physician, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).


Temple University Hospital
3509 N. Broad Street
5th Floor Boyer Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 707-2111
Fax: (215) 707-3953

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Roosevelt Boulevard
11000 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Phone: (215) 698-5400

Temple Health Ft. Washington
515 Pennsylvania Avenue
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 641-0701
Fax: (215) 641-0637