Learn more about various foot and ankle injuries and conditions, and how they may be treated surgically and nonsurgically at HSS.
The foot has 26 bones and 30 joints connected by numerous muscles, tendons and ligaments. Damage to any of these components can cause pain or affect your ability to stand, walk or maintain balance.
The ankle joint is composed of the tibia, fibula and talus bones. The talus (or "ankle bone") connects your leg to your foot). Ligaments connect bone to bone to provide joint stability and cartilage provides a cushion or lining between the bones.
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