Foot & Ankle Surgery
People who experience chronic foot or ankle pain often assume it is an inevitable side effect of sports or aging and presume they're in it for the long haul. But many suffer needlessly. Certain problems—including sports-induced tendonitis, heel pain, achilles pain and stress fractures - can be treated non-surgically with braces, casts, shoe inserts (orthotics) and physical therapy.
For those who do require surgery - and despite popular belief to the contrary, most people who see a surgeon don't end up needing an operation - new advances are helping patients of all ages get back on their feet and back to normal activity sooner than previously thought possible:
- Ligament reconstruction can be a good option for athletes who suffer from chronic ankle pain and/or instability as the result of repetitive injuries; it creates stability while allowing ankle motion, even in those - such as dancers - who require a large range of motion
- Total ankle replacement surgery can offer pain relief and renewed mobility for individuals suffering from severe ankle arthritis
- Minimally-invasive surgical options, when available and recommended, minimize the chance of complications while offering streamlined recovery timelines