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Foot & Ankle Care

When your feet or ankles are painful or not working like they should, your whole body suffers. You could even be at risk for falls and further injury. The orthopedic team at Lee's Summit Medical Center has the skill and expertise to effectively diagnose and treat any condition such as fractures, sports injuries, arthritis or complex foot and ankle deformities. Lee's Summit Medical Center has all the services and support you need while you’re healing, so you’ll be back on your feet and back to your regular activities as soon as possible.

Find a Foot or Ankle Specialist


Make an Appointment

Call (816) 282-5060 for a physician referral or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

Depending on your condition and needs, your treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy, to help you help you recover and walk more easily and safely
  • Surgery, such as fusion (joining two or more bones so that the heal into one piece) or reconstruction of the foot or ankle
  • Arthroscopic treatment, using special tools with cameras for visualizing bone and tissue

Fixing Foot Pain

Foot pain can be a major, well, pain. Learn more about preventing and fixing foot pain.

Overall, high heels are not very good for your feet. They increase foot pain, it increases the pressure in the ball of the foot and increases the likelihood of Achilles tendon problems.

You should look for a shoe with a 1/2-inch distance from tip of toe to tip of the shoe, a little cushion in the shoe bed and your weight distributed evenly across the shoe.

Too much salt in your diet, liver or kidney disease or sitting or staying in one position for too long can all cause your feet to swell. If your shoes no longer fit, this could be a sign of edema, a swelling of the feet, ankles and legs caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. It's best to consult your doctor to rule out anything serious.

You can prevent getting and spreading athlete's foot by keeping feet and socks clean and dry, not sharing socks or shoes with others and not walking barefoot in public, especially showers and swimming pool areas.

If you have diabetes, you should check your feet daily for any skin tears, calluses, wounds or blisters. Make sure you look at all areas of your feet, including the bottoms and between and under your toes.

Foot cramps can often occur while exercising. Staying hydrated throughout the day can help prevent cramping in future training sessions.