Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle region of the body is very complex and has many parts.  There are 26 bones with 33 joints, in the foot alone, that are being held together with ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  Nerves and vessels are also present throughout the foot.  This complicated structure also holds up all of our body weight with every step we take.  When you stop and think about it, it is a miracle that our feet do not hurt every day!

However, when the feet or ankles start to cause pain, it can be debilitating and life changing.  Dr. Gilmer works with her patients using a combination of discussion with the patient and imaging to diagnose the source of pain.  She works with her patients to come up with a treatment plan that accommodates lifestyle/work requirements while still correcting the source of pain.

These are some of the common problems we see with the foot and ankle region.

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis/tears
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Instability
  • Tarsal Tunnel/Neuromas
  • Metatarsalgia – “pain in the ball of the foot”
  • Tendinitis
  • Lis Franc injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Trauma