Foot/Ankle Problems

Common Foot Problems

Listed below are some of the more common conditions which patients seek treatment from Dr. Radovic. Simply click on any one of the conditions below for a description of that particular foot or ankle problem and its common conservative treatments. 

Foot and ankle problems are quite common and include: congenital, acquired, traumatic, infectious, neoplastic and arthritic. When foot and ankle problems occur at birth, they are called congenital and are generally inherited.

Acquired problems may result from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot, which can slowly increase with aging.

Traumatic problems are associated with injuries to the foot and ankle such as a sprained or broken ankle or a fracture of the foot. Infectious problems are the result of bacterial, viral, or fungal disorders that may affect superficial or deep tissues. Neoplastic disorders (tumors) are the result of abnormal growth of tissue and may be benign or malignant. Arthritic disorders may involve one or more joints and may be secondary to trauma or associated with systemic disease. Dr. Radovic can help answer your questions about any of these problems.

What Conditions Respond Well to Surgery?

Conditions that are often alleviated through surgical procedures include:

  • Sprains and fractures
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Birth deformities
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and warts
  • Corns and hammertoes
  • Flatfeet
  • Heel or toe spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas (nerve tumors)

If you have questions about any of these conditions, Dr. Radovic can explain the condition and treatment options.