Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle form a complex system imperative for balance and mobility. That complexity also makes the foot and ankle vulnerable to injury. Because of that, most people will experience foot or ankle pain limiting mobility.

Palmetto Bone & Joint physicians use sophisticated imaging and other techniques such as nerve conduction studies to properly diagnose conditions. Some conditions can be treated with rehabilitation and medication, others will require injections or surgery.

Symptoms Requiring Attention

  • Pain in foot or lower leg
  • Abnormal growth
  • Discomfort when standing for more than a few minutes
  • Changes in appearance of foot or ankle
  • Swelling

Common Conditions Treated

  • Fractures
  • Flatfoot
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Strains & sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunion
  • Claw toe
  • Corn
  • Hammertoe

All our joints—hips, shoulders, elbows, knees, even heels—contain bursae, which help tendons glide over the bones of the joint.


Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 27 million Americans ages 25 and older.


About 6 million people break bones in the United States every year. The most frequently broken bone is the clavicle, or collarbone.