About Ankle and Foot Surgery

Foot and ankle surgery is a specialized branch of orthopaedic surgery which deals with various foot pathologies. Diagnosing foot and ankle ailments requires specialized training and the surgeon needs to be well versed with the anatomy and biomechanics of the human foot. More often than not foot problems go undiagnosed leading to a lot of morbidity on the part of the patient. Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages. As a specialised Ankle and Foot Surgeon working with Apollo Gleneagles, Kolkata my goal is to provide comprehensive foot and ankle care and to increase awareness about foot problems. Hence the initiative to launch a dedicated foot and ankle surgery website.



Any kind of ankle pain must be taken seriously, however, to get some immediate relief, you could try the following home remedies:-
1. An alternate hot and cold therapy using two gel packs respectively should reduce swelling and provide comfort.
2. Mix coconut and garlic oil in a bowl and warm it for about 10 seconds in a microwave. Apply the resulting mixture on the swollen part and allow the skin to soak it.
3. Sometimes, ankle pain is not the caused from any injury but is the result of being overweight. Ankle is a weight bearing joint and has its own limitation. Shedding a few pounds would help find a permanent solution to the pain.
4. In order to prevent future injuries or to strengthen any existing injury, exercise is the best option. However, any kind of stretching should be done only if the pain has subsided. The exercises help to improve flexibility and loosen any ligament that may have tightened during an injury.

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To take proper care of your body, you should have complete knowledge of it. Give yourself one point each for every fact you already know:-
1.A human foot and ankle contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.
2.There are around 250000 sweat glands in a pair of feet and they excrete petite amount of moisture every day.
3.In terms of nerve endings and sweat glands, soles contain the maximum number per square centimeter in comparison to any other part of your body.
4.Women are more prone to have foot problems than men because of footwear issues. It is also important to note that a two and a half inch heel can increase load on forefoot by 75%.

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No matter the age, everyone is prone to some tickling. Did you know that our feet is the most ticklish part of human body? We, have nearly 8000 nerves in our feet and considerably a large number of nerve endings in the same area. So when someone tickles your feet and you giggle away know that it is medically a good sign. On the contrary, reduced sensitivity is a signal of neuropathy.
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Comfort prevails all other factors of feeling good. An important part of being comfortable is also associated with the kind of shoes you wear. No matter the shape, size, color, if the fit is perfect then nothing like it!
We bring to you a checklist which you can follow while shoe shopping :-
1. Your feet may swell throughout the day up to 8%, so it is advisable to purchase shoes towards the end of the day to allow maximum comfort.
2. Do not blindly buy a shoe on the basis of your size. The size may vary brand to brand. Wearing the shoe for trial before purchasing is very important.
3. There should be ½ inch space between your longest toe and the tip of the shoe. Do not confuse your longest toe with your largest toe.
4. If the shoe has a square or round toe box it will be more spacious hence allowing increased comfort for your toes. On the other hand, a pointed shoe shape can cause discomfort due to restricted space.
5. When you are having your feet measured, make sure that you are standing because of the full weight of your body, your feet will expand.
6. A larger size is not necessarily a better fit. Too much space in the toe box may cause your foot to slide back and forth, resulting in foot and toe problems.

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Turf toe is only a sprain of ligaments around the big toe joint and is actually more common than you think. It is majorly associated with football players who play on artificial turf. It also affects athletes in other sports and activities including soccer, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and dance.
Identification of the problem is half the recovery done. Once the symptoms of pain, swelling and limited joint movement at the base of one big toe show, immediately resort to R.I.C.E, i.e., rest, ice, compression and elevation.
You can always avoid such setbacks by wearing shoes with better grip and support.

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Diseases

Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
One of the most common acquired pathologies of the adult foot. Most often it results due to dysfunction of the… View Full →
Hallux Valgus / Bunion Deformity
Lateral deviation of the great toe and medial deviation of the first metatarsal with Progressive incongruency of the first metatarsophalangeal…View Full →
Acute Ankle Sprain
Most common athletic injury. 25% of all injuries in sportsmen. Worldwide the risk of ankle sprains varies with the sport…View Full →
Hallux Rigidus
Hallux rigidus is now the most universally accepted description of a condition in which there is a combination of restricted View Full →
Chronic Achillies Tendon Rupture
The Achilles(TA) is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body as well as the most commonly injured tendon. There is a 25% incidence of missed ruptures on initial evaluation, so a high index of suspicion is necessary on the part of the physician.Patients are usually misled by the inconsequential nature of the trauma, lack of significant pain, and patient’s ability to weakly plantar flex the ankle.Those patients who sustain undiagnosed Achilles ruptures may go on to be considered chronic or neglected ruptures. View Full →
Achillies Tendon Ruptures
The Achilles is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body as well as the most commonly injured tendon. There is a 25% incidence of missed ruptures on initial evaluation, so a high index of suspicion is necessary on the part of the physician. Early surgical repair of the tendon is beneficial. Surgery offers a significantly smaller risk of re-rupture compared to traditional non-operative management as well as faster rehabilitation of the patient.View Full →
Insertional Achillies Tendinitis
This is a degeneration of the fibers of the Achilles tendon directly at its insertion into the heel bone. It… View Full →
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis or Jogger’s Heel is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. Approximately 10% of people have plantar fasciitis at some point during their lifetime. It is a disorder of the insertion site of the plantar fascia on the heel bone and is characterized by scarring and inflammation. It is often caused by overuse injury of the plantar fascia,sudden increases in exercise, weight, or age. It is also seen more commonly in people with high arched feet.View Full →
Peroneal Tendinitis
The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. The first is… View Full →
Neuropathic / Diabeticfoot Deformities
Neuropathic arthropathy, also known as Charcot Joint (often "Charcot foot"), refers to progressive degeneration of a weight bearingjoint, a process…View Full →
Mortan's Neuroma Treatment
Morton’s Neuroma occurs as the nerve passes under the ligament connecting the toe bones (metatarsals) in the forefoot. Morton’s neuroma most frequently develops between the third and fourth toes, usually in response to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. The incidence of Morton’s neuroma is 8 to 10 times greater in women than in men. View Full →
Paralytic Deformitiy Correction
The correction of a paralytic deformity (foot drop, equinovarus and equinovalgus deformity) of the foot by a correctly performed tendon transfer can be satisfying for both the surgeon and the patient. The goal of any tendon transfer to give a stable, functional and plantigrade foot for the patient. View Full →
Tarsal Bones Coalition Treatment
Tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection of two or more bones in the foot. The bones affected — called tarsal bones — are located toward the back of the foot and in the heel, and the connection of the bones can result in a severe, rigid flatfoot.Although tarsal coalition is often present at birth, children typically do not show signs of the disorder until early adolescence. The foot may become stiff and painful, and everyday physical activities are often difficult. View Full →




Clinical Cases


Podiatrist in Kolkata

Dr. Kushal Nag, Podiatrist in Kolkata. Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicinedevoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot & ankle.

The term podiatry came into use in the early 20th century in the United States and is now used worldwide, including countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia.

The professional care of feet was in existence in ancient Egypt as evidenced by bas-relief carvings at the entrance pharaoh’s tomb dating from about 2400 BC, where work on hands and feet is depicted.

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