Eighty percent of Americans will experience foot and ankle pain at some point in their lives.

This pain can be caused by an injury, ill-fitting shoes, diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, poor circulation, genetic abnormalities, or simply wear and tear over time. No matter the cause, the result can be the same – difficulty moving and debilitating pain.

That's why we offer ankle and foot care for pediatric, neurologic, orthopedic, diabetic, geriatric and sports-related needs. At CoxHealth, our specialists use the latest technology to assess and treat your foot and ankle problems. We offer quick diagnoses followed by a care plan designed to fit your needs, reduce your pain, and help get you back in motion.

If you’ve experienced severe ankle damage, our compassionate orthopedic surgeons can provide the surgery that will give you the best outcome.

Ankle Fusion & Replacement

Severe ankle damage may require surgery. Learn more.

CoxHealth’s orthopedic foot and ankle experts recommend ten easy points to finding a proper shoe fit and maintaining the wellness of your feet.

Ten Points for Proper Shoe Fit

Poorly fitted shoes can cause problems. These steps can help prevent them.

Answered by our orthopedic foot and ankle experts, these common questions about foot care and our foot and ankle services will help you make decisions about your care.

Common Questions

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We offer foot and ankle care for pediatric, neurologic, orthopedic, diabetic, geriatric and sports-related needs. Treatment begins conservatively; however, if surgery becomes your best option, rest assured that our experienced team will be with you each step of the way whether you need complex fracture care; custom casting and splinting; reconstructive surgery related to trauma, arthritis or deformity; manufacturing and fitting of custom braces and orthotics; ankle joint fusion; or total ankle joint replacement.

Physical therapy and pedorthic services are also available.

CoxHealth has the privilege of offering its patients prosthetics in Springfield, Mo., Branson, Mo., and the surrounding region so they can live their lives without limits.

CoxHealth Center for Prosthetics & Orthotics

We provide custom fabrication and fitting for all types of prosthetic and orthotic devices, right here in our on-site lab. 

Pedorthic Services
Pedorthic Services foot, shoe and gait assessment fabrication of custom orthotics
Pedorthic Services measuring and fitting of therapeutic/diabetic footwear casting for custom ankle supports
Pedorthic Services custom shoe modifications (rocker soles, external metatarsal reliefs, lifts, flares, buttresses) casting for custom shoes
Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy Services evaluation and treatment gait analysis and movement pattern retraining
Physical Therapy Services foot and ankle strengthening/joint range of motion assistive device training and equipment issue
Physical Therapy Services proprioceptive/balance training administering modalities for pain and inflammation relief
Physical Therapy Services lymphedema and swelling therapy isokinetic strength assessment
Physical Therapy Services home exercise program development and instruction fitting of modified pre-fabricated foot inserts
Physical Therapy Services fabrication of custom hindfoot brace