You hardly give it a second thought: You need to get from point A to point B and the only real effort involves standing up and taking that first step forward. Yet it isn’t always as simple as that. Foot pain is a common complaint amongst millions of people every year and the causes of this type of pain are as varied as people themselves.

That’s why it’s important to see a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle problems and can identify the cause of your pain as quickly as possible. Dr. Alan Yan is an orthopedic surgeon at Sanford Health who has the skill and the know-how to get you back on your feet –literally.

He joined us today to tell us more about how doctors diagnose foot and ankle issues in patients and, more importantly, how they can help relieve the problems that slow so many people down.

Dr. Alan Yan with Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set
Dr. Alan Yan with Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set

Are you ready to take the right step in easing your foot and ankle pain? You can schedule an appointment at Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by calling (605) 328-2663. At Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, you’ll partner with specialists who can help you get back to your passion without pain. Sanford offers total orthopedic and athletic care. They’ll work with you to find the right treatment approach for your needs, preferences and lifestyle. Make an appointment to discuss your surgical and non-surgical options. Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine services benefit patients of all ages and abilities. They’re located at the Van Demark Clinic at 1210 West 18th Street in Sioux Falls. You can also find out more online at SanfordHealth.org.