Helpful Foot & Ankle Care in Stuart, Florida
When you are experiencing problems with your foot, ankle, or leg, you need to come and visit the specialists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, PA. Our team provides you with impressive podiatry services you need to get your lower extremities back into tip-top condition.
We provide an assortment of different services to help you get back on your feet, and then back into their best health. Just some of the podiatry services we provide include:
Learning about the Foot & the Ankle
Learning more about the different parts of your foot and ankle is a great way to understand where pain originates and how to properly treat it. The following images show the orientation of the foot as well as the common anatomical foot structures. It also offers you a guide regarding common foot problems that are associated with these structures.
The following images show the orientation of the foot and the common anatomical foot structures and common foot problems associated with these structures.
Learning about the Knee
For the knee to work perfectly, it relies on a perfect balance between hip and ankle support. That is why exercises that also include these joints are generally more beneficial to the knee than the ones where movement only occurs specifically at the knee joint.
The knee relies on at least 12 muscles at a time to perform its function. It also has the most well developed cartilages in the body, known as the menisci, between the femur and the tibia, as well as the thickest cartilage covering the back of the kneecap. Muscles are attached to bones by tendons and the ligaments keep the bones in the right place so that muscles can work with minimal stress.
There are four major bones in the knee: the femur, the tibia, the fibula, and the patella. That means there are three joints that make up the knee complex: the knee joint between the tibia and femur, the patella-femoral joint, and finally the kneecap, femur, and superior tibia-fibular joint. All of these joints are kept in the best position by the ligaments and cartilage, which are considered the cushions of the knee.
In essence, the knee is perceived as just a joint that bends and straightens the lower leg on the thigh, but the complexity of movement also involves a gliding and the rotation of the femur on the tibia. That is what makes the knee so vulnerable to twisting injuries, such as when skiing or playing football, leading to either MCL or ACL ligament damage or damage to the meniscus. The function of the knee is particularly important for weight bearing activities, such as walking, running, and going up or down stairs. The load distributed over the kneecap can be up to five times the body weight, particularly when going down stairs. The foot and ankle are important to make this joint function normally.
Trauma is a big part of Our Practice
Trauma is tripping on a curb, falling over the furniture, motor vehicle injuries and sports injurys. Please see these very serious sporting injuries. Please be advised they are graphic. Advanced foot and Ankle Specialists handles all trauma below the knee.
Contact us when you are looking for trustworthy podiatry services performed by a skilled doctor. Our health care professionals are proud to provide high-quality foot care services from our offices in Jupiter and Stuart, Florida.