Foot and ankle

Foot and ankle


The care and management of foot and ankle injuries are among the most complex and demanding aspects of orthopaedic medicine.

Each of our feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 150 ligaments, and an intricate network of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The average person takes about 6,000 steps a day. In that same day, our feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons. No wonder so many people complain about aching feet. At least 80 percent of all foot problems occur in women — the main culprits are either ill-fitting shoes or high heels. For men, the issues are more likely related to being overweight or not wearing proper athletic shoes.

Common foot and ankle problems

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hammertoe
  • Bone spurs
  • Heel spurs
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Calluses and corns
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Clubfoot
  • Plantar warts
  • Diabetic foot
  • Sprains
  • Fallen arches
  • Tendonitis

Why choose CMO for your foot and ankle problem?

Under the direction of James M. Timoney, D.O., and Michael C. Saraydarian, D.P.M., CMO offers a comprehensive foot and ankle program that includes medical and surgical care.

CMO patients may have already tried medication, exercise, modifying footwear, or other processes. If these are not successful, surgery can often be the most effective method for eliminating many foot and ankle problems. Foot and ankle surgery is generally outpatient day surgery. The Foot and Ankle Program is located in our state-of the-art orthopaedic treatment center, including an on-site ambulatory surgery center, diagnostic equipment, laboratory, and physical therapy center.

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