Did you know that your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons? Feet are very complex in the way they are structured and the way they can affect other areas of the body. Foot and ankle surgeons have the knowledge and experience to correctly diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and ankles. Seeing a foot and ankle surgeon first, can help ensure that you will receive the right diagnosis and the right treatment plan for you. Dr. Kylin Kovac and Dr. Jed Erickson are foot and ankle surgeons who provide foot care for the whole family. So how do you know if you should see a foot and ankle surgeon? Here are some common questions that should help!

Is foot or ankle pain normal?
Pain in your foot or ankle is not normal. The pain makes you aware of a problem that needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist who understands the issues and complexity of the feet and ankles.
Does seeing a foot and ankle surgeon mean I need surgery?
No. Dr. Kovac and Dr. Erickson are trained to treat foot and ankle problems through conservative and surgical methods. From routine checkups to issues requiring surgery, they are equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. 
What are some reasons to seek treatment from a foot and ankle surgeon?
In addition, Dr. Kovac and Dr. Erickson also treat symptoms and conditions such as:
Sometimes it can be obvious that you need to seek help, other times you may be uncertain. Seeking treatment by a foot and ankle surgeon can help prevent the issue from getting worse. Dr. Kylin Kovac and Dr. Jed Erickson have offices in Idaho Falls and Rexburg with same day appointments available! They also offer many unique and innovative treatments such as MLS Laser Therapy and Lapiplasty. Make Idaho Foot and Ankle Center your first stop for treatment to ensure that you receive the right diagnosis, the right treatment, and are on the right path to recovery. Take the first step toward feeling better and contact Idaho Foot and Ankle Center today!
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