Foot and Ankle care at Medharbour, Gurgaon
Your foot is the foundation of your body. It’s an incredibly complex structure comprising 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. Your foot and ankle care determines an active lifestyle, a good posture , a proper balance and organ functions. Our team of orthopaedic surgeons and podiatric physicians at Medharbour understand the importance of your feet ,we have therefore specially teamed up qualified doctors who are foot and ankle care specialists to render you top-quality, personalised care to treat and diagnose a multitude of complex foot conditions.
Common foot problems that usually don’t involve surgery addressed by foot and ankle care doctors at Medharbour:
- Hammer toes
- Corns and calluses
- Claw and Mallet toes
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus and ,
- Athlete’s foot
Foot and ankle pain that doesn’t go away with medication and therapymay require surgery :
- Fractured ankle or foot
- Chronic tendonitis
- Deformity of foot/ ankle
- Chronic instability due to multiple sprains
There are various types of foot and ankle surgeries patients undergo at Medharbour. To name a few ; Ankle arthroscopy (for arthritis and ankle injuries), Tendon surgery, Ankle fracture surgery,Ankle fusion,Metatarsal Foot Surgery,Morton’s Neuroma Surgery,Ankle replacement,Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction,Plantar Fasciitis Surgery and more .
For foot or ankle pain treatment at home , you should try the famous RICE method :
Followed by over the counter medication, supportive footwear and therapy. If the pain doesn’t go away you should check with the doctor near you immediately.
You can prevent ankle pain by maintaining good health of your bones , ligaments and tendons by maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening your muscles ,correct intake of vitamin D and calcium, a good warm up when you wake up and prior to exercise and preventing your foot from unnecessary exertion.
Ever wondered, Why do older people have foot problems often ?
As people grow old , the bones usually suffer from osteoporosis,making them hollow from inside along with wear and tear of joints, stiff joints that reduce their mobility and skin becoming thinner with less elasticity. All this contributes to foot and ankle pain in the elderly. If possible, they should practise calf raises – the leg strengthening exercise.
When should you visit Medharbour , the ultimate centre for foot and ankle care ?
- Severe pain in the ankle or foot that doesn’t go away with home treatment.
- Soreness and pain in injured area
- Redness accompanied by warmth
- Inability to stand on the foot or make slightest movement.
- Pain that rises from foot and reaches upto knees, hip or back.
Meanwhile, you may try following exercise for stiff ankles or foot strengthening:
- Wall push
- Ankle rotation
- Towel pickup
- Standing on heels
- Toes spread
- Balance with one foot in air
- Writing alphabets with big toe
- Ankle out
If you haven’t done these earlier , try them right away and if you aren’t sure how to do these,ask your physiotherapist or simply Google it . Medharbour’s healthcare team is dedicated to the art and science of advanced foot and ankle treatments. We understand that medicine and surgery are constantly evolving, so our physicians strive to stay updated with the latest prosthesis, techniques and inventions of medical science to bring you surgeries that are least invasive,drugs that hit the target and after care that feels like home.
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