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Foot and Ankle Surgery

At Lakeland Foot and Ankle, our professionals offer personalized care for our patients’ foot and ankle-related discomfort and injuries. Our doctors go to great lengths to listen to our patients and focus on their needs. We will discuss test results, present treatment choices, and answer any questions or concerns. We do our best to use non-surgical treatments to make sure surgery is the last option.

The most common sites of foot pain are in the heel and ankle.

The feet are made up of twenty-six bones and more than thirty-three joints arrayed in ways that vary in stiffness and elasticity. The feet support the weight of the body and, therefore, are predisposed to pain and discomfort. Numerous general issues can occur in this elaborate foot structure.

Heel pain can be caused by several issues, including heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and tendinitis. The discomfort felt in the ankle can be an indication of a sprain, nerve compression, arthritis, weakness, or an ankle fracture. In severe cases, pain can be a manifestation of incorrect alignment. Foot pain can include other symptoms, such as inflammation, stiffness, and a reddening of the impacted area. It is essential to visit a healthcare professional if foot pain and its accompanying symptoms continue and do not improve over time.

Although some conditions heal on their own and may not necessitate surgery, it is not a good idea to ignore continuous pain and distress in the foot or ankle. Problems can be corrected faster when they are diagnosed early.

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Foot and ankle treatments

There are numerous types of foot and ankle procedures. Some of these treatments include:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Reconstruction surgery
  • Cartilage repair and replacement
  • Fracture repair
  • Dislocation repair
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Ankle arthroscopy and arthrodesis
  • Rehabilitation

Types of issues that may require foot or ankle surgery

Some foot and ankle damage or ailments may be managed with traditional remedies, such as orthotics, rest, and physical therapy. Additional issues may need surgery. Patients can anticipate surgical care for foot and ankle ailments, that include:

Arthritis – may require arthroscopic procedures, fusions, and ankle replacement.

Foot Deformations – such as flat feet or high arches, can be treated with reconstruction surgery.

Bunions, Hammertoes, and Neuromas – Often require surgical repair.

Sports injuries – Depending on the severity of the damage, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, and tendon repairs may be in order.

Foot Trauma – Surgery to repair crushed bones and joints, difficult breaks, or lacerations is necessary.

Depending on the condition and area where the foot pain is located, a podiatrist may designate specific treatments. These therapies may include prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, cortisone injections, and surgery. At Lakeland Foot and Ankle, our experts are qualified in the latest advanced procedures for foot and ankle treatment, from non-surgical to minimally invasive outpatient treatments. If you are undergoing persistent foot pain, it is vital to consult with a foot doctor to discover the problem and help you stay on your feet.

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