Explore Foot & Ankle Injuries


Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sports Medicine team specializes in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of foot and ankle injuries. We offer a range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to get athletes back on their feet, safely and quickly.

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Experts in Treating Foot & Ankle Injuries

Mass General, part of the Mass General Brigham integrated health system, is the premier sports medicine provider in New England, with a proven track record of expertise and innovation in orthopedic care. Our nationally recognized sports medicine experts will treat your foot and ankle pain, and help you regain the speed and strength you had before you were sidelined. We focus on getting you back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

A Team Approach to Treating Athletes

Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine doctors are experts in treating athletes who participate in all sports. We partner with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals, and we will provide you with comprehensive care every step of the way—from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. We develop sport-specific plans to optimize your recovery, restore performance and prevent further injury.

At Mass General, our specialists work together to ensure the best possible outcome. Our orthopedic surgeons work closely with physiatrists, physical therapists, sports trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, coaches and other wellness experts to ensure we are treating the whole athlete rather than simply focusing on a temporary fix.

Our physicians drive breakthroughs in sports medicine research, technology and treatment. This means our patients receive the most advanced care, have access to an array of foot and ankle treatment options and experience safe, fast recoveries.

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

We treat the full spectrum of medical conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints of an athlete’s foot and ankle, including:

Options for Treating Foot & Ankle Injuries

Treatment options for foot and ankle injuries depend on your medical history, the nature and severity of your injury and pain, the condition of your feet and ankles, your age and your overall health. Your treatment plan may involve one or more of the following approaches:

Non-surgical Treatments:

  • Activity modifications
  • Bracing or casting the foot and ankle
  • Customized footwear
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections

Surgical Treatments:

  • Bunion correction
  • Ankle replacement surgery (arthroscopy)
  • Ankle stabilization
  • Fracture fixation
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon transfer