Problems with the foot and ankle can be complex since there are so many bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves conjoined together in a small area.  The foot contains over 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles.  Even minor misalignments can cause issues with other parts of the body.  Seeing a fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist is preferable for chronic problems or acute injuries.  Occasionally custom foot orthotics may be ordered.  If necessary, our Certified Pedorthist will evaluate your foot, lower extremity, shoe wear, and gait patterns to determine which insert is best for you.