Foot & Ankle

Foot and ankle doctor Bristol & Johnson City

Feet hurt? Ankle Injury? Get comprehensive foot and ankle care in Bristol and Johnson City

Athletes are especially prone to foot and ankle injuries. In everyday life, we rely on our feet and ankles to support us as we walk, run, drive, and play. In sports, the amount of pressure and impact the feet and ankles absorb is much greater. 

A minor ankle sprain can be nursed with some rest and ice, but chronic ankle injuries should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. But not just any orthopaedic – you need a specialist who knows the foot and ankle well.

Your feet are made of 26 bones and 33 joints. Similar to your hand, the foot is a very complex structure in the body. Most of the nerves that travel throughout the body end in our feet. 

At Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in Bristol and Johnson City, Tennessee, you’ll find orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine with additional expertise in foot and ankle problems.

There are many causes of foot pain or ankle pain, such as congenital defects, trauma, arthritis, poor foot care, and of course, sports injuries. Outside of sports injuries, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions we see. It causes pain in the heel, often felt in the morning. Toe deformities and diabetes-related foot complications are also common. Learn more about these conditions and others in our patient education center.

Treatment options may include non-surgical and surgical methods to correct abnormalities, repair damage, and speed up the healing process. We offer:

  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ligament Repair
  • Orthotics/Bracing
  • Wound Care
  • And more

Whether you’ve been hurt or have persistent pain in your foot or ankle, that pain can affect your whole body. Don’t hesitate – call Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates and we’ll match you a foot/ankle specialist. We serve all of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia with offices in Johnson City and Bristol, TN.

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