Foot & Ankle

Finding the cause of foot and ankle pain can be a difficult task. The foot has 26 bones and more than 30 joints. Tough bands of tissue called ligaments hold these together. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments work together with the many joints of the foot to control motion. This smooth motion makes it possible for a person to walk well. When you get arthritis in the foot, you develop pain and limited motion so that you cannot walk as well.

Painful feet and shoes can affect our ability to enjoy the most basic activities in our daily lives. Thankfully, many foot conditions can be easily prevented or treated by wearing properly fitting shoes and footwear or using the right orthotics and foot care products.

The foot and ankle specialist at Orthopedic Institute is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and has taken care of many foot issues.












“I had a somewhat complicated surgery and I remember Dr. Watson told me that my right ankle will soon be my dominant ankle…and I didn’t believe him. But now, I definitely do. Thanks to my successful surgery I have shattered high school records and was able to receive athletic scholarships from the University of South Dakota. I couldn’t have done it without Dr. Watson!”

– E.F., right ankle surgery

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