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 As part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, we are able to resume offering our full range of services, effective May 4, 2020.

At this time, social distancing measures are still in effect and as such,  we cannot accept walk-in patients, or walk-in inquiries.

Additionally, we require all patients arriving at the clinic to wear face masks. Please note, we are unable to provide face masks, so we kindly ask that patients arrive prepared.

If you have any questions about our infection prevention and control protocols, or would like to book an appointment, please call for 403-289-8491.

Safe Ankle Injury Treatments in Calgary

North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic frequently works with athletes of all types, from professionals to weekend warriors. We offer treatment for foot and ankle injuries in Calgary. Sports activities can often lead to a variety of foot disorders, all of which can be assessed and treated by our staff. Whether your sport is hockey, running, basketball or football, our team will help get you back in the game.

Ankle Injuries

It is very common for ankle injuries to occur during sports activities. However, this is not the only thing that can cause them. Walking on an uneven surface, wearing high-heeled shoes, loose-fitting clogs or sandals can all force the ankle into an unnatural position which could lead to an ankle injury. Sprains and other ankle injuries occur when the ankle is twisted too far out of its normal position.

Types of Ankle Injuries

There are a few different types of injuries that can occur when the ankle is twisted or rolled. Both ligaments and tendons are major parts of the ankle joint and either can be hurt during an ankle injury. Ligaments are the strong, elastic bands of connective tissue that keep the bones of the ankle joint in place, while tendons are what attaches the muscles to the bones in order for the muscles to do the work of moving the foot and ankle. Ankle injuries are different depending on whether there is damage to the ligaments or tendons:

  • Ankle Sprain – This type of injury occurs when there is damage to the ligaments because they have been stretched beyond their normal range of motion. A sprain can be many microscopic tears in the fibers of the ligament or a complete tear or rupture.
  • Ankle Strain – This type of injury occurs when there is damage to the muscles and tendons because they have been pulled or stretched too far.

 Diagnose and Treat Fractures Effectively

Fractures to the ankle and foot bones are common injuries that result in a partial or complete break in the bone. They can often occur from being in a car accident or from the ankle rolling inward or outward. A severe break in the bone may require surgery to implant plates, rods, or screws that will keep the bones in the proper position during healing.

Ways to Prevent Ankle Injuries

A sprained or injured ankle not only causes discomfort but also limits your mobility. Some of the ways to avoid ankle injuries include:

  • Proper warm-up prior to exercising
  • Wearing well fit shoes
  • Exercising additional care while walking, especially onuneven surfac
  • Practising balance exercises

Contact Us in Case of Ankle Injury Treatment

It is possible to mistake a fracture in the ankle for a sprain or strain, but these two injuries are very different and require different treatments. It is very important with any ankle injury that you get an early diagnosis so proper treatment can begin. If you have injured your ankle, contact North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment if you have

sustained an ankle injury in Calgary.

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General Information

North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic
271-1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB,

T2N 1M7

Phone : 403-289-8491

Fax : 403-282-4441

alberta podiatry

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

*Clinic hours subject to change without notice



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