An evaluation and care plan at the Schottenstein Center involves much more than just examining a patient’s foot or ankle. A complete examination will look at a patient’s lower limb’s bones, joints, connective tissue, circulation, nerve function, skin and nails, gait, and footwear. The patient’s full medical history will also be discussed and taken into account, in addition to his or her foot or ankle problem to help formulate the most accurate diagnosis. When a diagnosis is made, the patient’s, unique lifestyle, and goals for treatment will all play a part in creating a customized evidence-based treatment plan