Trauma & Athletic Injuries

Anatomy of Foot and Ankle

The foot and ankle in the human body work together to provide balance, stability, movement, and propulsion.

This complex anatomy consists of:

  • 26 bones
  • 33 joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissue

What is Trauma and Athletic Injuries?

Foot and ankle trauma refers to the injuries that most commonly occur during sports, exercise or any other physical activity. Trauma may be a result of accidents, poor training practices or use of improper gear. Injuries may also be caused when an individual is not medically fit or because of insufficient warm up and stretching exercises.

Ankle injuries are the most common sports-related injury. But you don't necessarily have to be an athlete as walking on an uneven surface can result in twisting of the ankle. The most common ankle injuries include sprains, strains, and fractures.