The structure of your foot is highly complex.
There are 26 bones connected by 33 joints and held together by 200 tendons, while 20 muscles with their strong tendons enable movement and firm standing. Numerous nerves supply the skin, muscles and tendons of the foot. This is how one is able to perceive conditions such as pressure, muscle and tendon tension as well as temperature. This makes the foot a sensitive organ with the ability to recognize unevenness, to distinguish between hard and soft surfaces and between heat and cold or sharp and blunt objects. Blood vessels supply the foot with oxygen and nutrients.
About Foot Treatment at OCM
A diagnosis is usually made during the first appointment and, if possible, a conservative treatment initiated. If imaging, such as sonography or X-ray, is required, this can be done at OCM. Depending on how many appointments are scheduled on a specific day, an MRI scan can also be conducted.
If surgery is required, the patient may already give written informed consent and be scheduled within the scope of the first appointment.
Your Foot Specialists
Dr. med. Wolfgang Bracker
Specialist in Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Hand Surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Jung
Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Rheumatology
Accident insurance doctor (D-Arzt) for workplace and school accidents
Dr. med. Christian Massing
Specialist in Orthopedics, Hand Surgery