Suffering with foot or ankle pain can permeate all aspects of life, making it difficult to enjoy any activity that requires walking or even standing. At Total Podiatry, we specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive foot surgery, including procedures that alleviate the pain and deformity of bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, or other foot conditions.
With that in mind, here are some conditions that you should have checked out:
- Abnormal growths or other changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle
- Swelling of the foot and/or ankle, morning heel pain, discomfort after standing, or any other pain related to your lower leg, ankle, or foot
- Difficulty participating in certain activities due to foot or ankle problems
- A diagnosis of a medical condition—like poor circulation or diabetes—that may have an impact on the health of your feet
- Any injury including sprains, broken bones, and more
Here are some of the surgeries that we perform at Total Podiatry:
- Ankle ligament repair. If your ankle ligaments have been stretched or torn as a result of a sprain or other injury, surgery may be required to tighten the outside or lateral ligaments.
- Achilles’ tendon repair. An Achilles tendon rupture upends your ability to enjoy many aspects of an active lifestyle and needs to be surgically repaired.
- Foot and ankle fracture repair. If a fracture in the tibia, the fibula, or one of the bones in the foot is unstable, surgery is frequently the best option to ensure that the bone in question heals properly.
- Flat feet surgical correction. Fallen arches—which occur when the large tendon on the inside of the ankle fails to support the arch or the foot—can cause the entire bottom of the foot (or feet) to press into the ground when you are bearing any weight, which can lead to ongoing issues if it is not repaired.
- Ingrown toenail removal. Fortunately, most ingrown toenails do not require surgery, but in serious cases, it may be the best solution for lasting relief.
- Hammertoe correction. If you wear ill-fitting shoes for an extended period, it is possible that one or more of your toes may bend at the middle joint. This condition, in which the toe does, in fact, look like a hammer, can be repaired via surgery.
- Bunion surgery. A misalignment of the first metatarsal leads to the development of a bump in the foot caused by the metatarsal itself. Surgery can fix the alignment issue.
- Plantar fascia surgery. Heel pain most commonly occurs when the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed. Plantar fasciitis can be surgically repaired.