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Foot and ankle problems are the fourth most common musculoskeletal reason for presentation in Australian general practice (after back, knee and shoulder complaints). There are multiple causes of foot and ankle pain, reflecting the complex anatomy of the region. GP registrars will be familiar with common traumatic presentations of foot and ankle pain from their ED experience, but will likely be less comfortable managing more chronic problems. GP supervisors can teach their registrars about the common foot and ankle pathologies, including the approach to history, examination, appropriate investigations, and practical management.