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Foot & Ankle Treatment Options

Our foot and ankle specialists bring together a team of dedicated and highly trained physicians and support staff to diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot and ankle.

Our team provides specialized care for foot and ankle conditions that arise from (though are not limited to):

  • Work related injuries
  • Sports related injuries
  • Fractures
  • Deformities
  • Congenital defects
  • Progressing diseases

Common Conditions of the Foot and Ankle

Progressive wear and tear on the many tendons in the lower extremities can lead to a common condition known as tendonitis. Individuals with tendonitis will typically experience pain with movement of the foot and ankle, which will gradually worsen until the area is properly treated.
Our specialists often see issues of sprains and tears in the ligaments of the feet in athletes and other active individuals. Sprains typically only require minor intervention, while a partial or full tear can require surgical treatment.
Injury to the foot or ankle can cause significant and lasting damage that requires careful attention from one of our foot & ankle specialists
As one of the most important structures within the foot, and the largest tendon in the entire body, the Achilles tendon can lead to severe pain if it develops tendonitis, becomes torn, or is ruptured.
Many patients describe issues of pain in the back of their foot at the heel, which most often relates to an underlying medical condition such as bursitis, a fracture, plantar fasciitis, and more.
There is a particular tissue of the foot known as plantar fascia that can become inflamed, resulting in significant pain whenever pressure is applied.
Often as a result of consistently wearing improper footwear, bunions and bunionettes will form along the inner or outer edge of the foot. While these callused bumps are not often very painful, they can affect the person’s gate if they become severe.
Also known as claw toes and mallet toes, hammertoes are a deformity that describes an instance when the joint buckles to cause curling or bending of the affected toe.
Individuals who lack a significant arch in their foot are often suffering from flat footedness. Treatment for flat feet is not always necessary, though it is recommended if the patient is suffering from chronic pain or other recurring symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day life.

Courses of Treatment We Typically Recommend

By seeking treatment early on when your symptoms appear, the specialists located at our state-of-art the facilities, are able to provide patients with quality care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions.

Our office staff utilizes many modern advancements in microscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures to ensure that the diagnostic and treatment processes are completed in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Many of the conditions diagnosed at Southern Orthopaedic Specialists can be treated using one of the following treatment methods

An arthroscopic procedure is beneficial to both diagnosing as well as treating conditions of the foot or ankle. 

Arthroscopic surgery involves making a very small incision, where a probe equipped with a medical grade camera is then placed and guided to give us a clear view at the internal structures of the foot. Your physician may recommend an arthroscopy of the foot or ankle if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

  • Impingement
  • Bone spurs
  • Talar dome lesions
  • Loose bodies

For injuries involving a partial or complete ligament tear in the foot, our specialists will often recommend a minimally invasive surgery to reconnect the ligament. Ligament repair is most often used to address:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fixation of navicular
  • Metatarsal fractures (Jones fracture)
  • Severe turf toe and sesamoid injuries

If you have suffered an injury or are working with a condition regarding your feet and/or ankles, contact Southern Orthopaedic Specialists today to get a diagnosis and treatment program in place for you.

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