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CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURES

Ankle Osteoarthritis

When you are experiencing pain in the ankle, it is often from a type of arthritis affecting this joint known as ankle osteoarthritis.

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Lisfranc Injury

This is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus.

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Syndesmosis Sprain

A syndesmosis sprain, also referred to as a high ankle sprain, occurs as a result of ligament damage in the ankle.

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Hallux Rigidus

A form of degenerative arthritis, which can cause pain and stiffness in the metatarsophalangeal joint (the joint where your big toe—the hallux—joins your foot).

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Flat Foot

A condition in which the entire sole of the foot touches the floor when standing.

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Osteoarthritis of the Foot

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that can cause pain and inflammation in any of the joints in the foot.

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Bunions

A bunion, medically termed hallux valgus, occurs when the big toe leans too far into the second one and causes a swelling on the side of the big toe joint

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Hammertoes

Hammertoes are a potentially serious problem for people who suffer from poor circulation or diabetes. It is easy to diagnose through a quick examination.

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Peroneal Tendinitis/Dislocation/Subluxation

The peroneal tendon’s primary function is to stabilize the ankle and foot, protecting them from sprains. Dislocation or subluxation is common if in athletes.

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Ligament Sprain/Instability

When you injure one or more ligaments in your ankle, typically on the outside of your ankle, it is known as an ankle sprain or sometimes called a ligament sprain/instability.

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Osteochondral Defect (OCD)

This is any type of damage to articular cartilage and underlying (subchondral) bone.

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DR. ERIK NILSSEN

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

As founder and guiding force behind the Nilssen Ankle and Foot Center, in Pensacola Florida, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to building the most premier center in the world. In addition to his practice, he also devotes time to mentoring both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle Fellows through the AREI Dual Fellowship Program.

DR. SONYA AHMED

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Sonya Ahmed, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Her surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of all foot and ankle disorders, including athletic and reconstructive procedures as well as cartilage transplant procedures.

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