Foot & Ankle Center of Excellence
Our Fellowship-Trained Foot & Ankle Specialist
Jeremy A. Schwartz, MD: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement
Jason T. Nemitz, MD: Foot and Ankle Surgery
Common Conditions of the Foot and Ankles
Our feet, ankles and legs support the weight of our bodies and allow us to get around – to walk, run, climb stairs, ride a bike , or drive a car. Foot and ankle pain may limit mobility, keeping you from participating in the activities of your life.
Foot pain is often caused by shoes that do not fit properly. Shoes that are too tight squeeze the toes and foot, causing pressure on the skin, bones and joints that make up the foot. Shoes that are too big are loose and allow the foot to rub against the shoe, which may cause calluses and other foot problems. However, bad shoes are not the only source of foot and ankle problems. Genetics, injury, repetitive motion and arthritis can also be causes of serious foot and ankle conditions.
Common foot problems include:
- heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Arthritis of the foot or ankle
If you have a foot or ankle problem, please contact Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Nemitz at (239) 334-7000.