The human foot combines amazing mechanical complexity and structural strength. With the ankle as foundation, shock absorber and propulsion engine, the foot can sustain enormous pressure — several tons over the course of a one-mile run — and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain one-quarter of the bones in the human body, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. When these components work together, they provide the body with support, balance and mobility. A structural flaw or malfunction in any one part can result in the development of problems elsewhere in the body.
In addition to dealing with fractures and injury, Hughston specialists treat deformities such as clubfoot, bunions and hammertoe, heel pain such as plantar fasciitis, bone spurs and arthritis, among many other conditions.
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