Foot, Ankle & Podiatry

Overview

The foot and ankle structure is made up of over 30 bones with joints on each side that work together with the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments to perform complex motions for balance and movement. Foot pain should not typically be expected as a normal part of getting older and if present should be evaluated. Foot and ankle disorders can present as sharp pain, swelling, bruising, stiffness, tenderness, deformity, instability, weakness, or numbness/tingling. This pain can be the result of a traumatic injury, repetitive stress, diabetes, or degenerative in nature. Affected structures include the bones, soft tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons and/or nerves. Foot and ankle problems can affect other body parts due to alterations in your motion to avoid the pain. Lower extremity injuries can be debilitating to everyday life as it can affect simple standing and walking, in addition to valued activities that including sports, work, and hobbies.

Treatments for injuries to the lower extremities range from conservative non-surgical options to advanced surgical intervention. Conservative methods include education, physical therapy, immobilization (bracing, casting, splinting), assistive medical devices (crutches, etc.), orthotics (on-hand prefabricated or custom), medication (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs), injections (corticosteroid), and activity modification. Surgical intervention is appropriate for some foot and ankle ailments, not all conditions. Surgery is usually associated with traumatic, and degenerative disorders that fail conservative treatment. In any event, good foot and ankle diagnosis and treatment starts with an excellent evaluation by physicians specially trained and interested in this field.

Our Personalized and Patient-Centered Approach

At Orthopaedic Associates, we acknowledge that your injury and lifestyle are unique. We build an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan that fits you. Our specialist take the time to understand your injury and to engage you in your treatment plan throughout the process.

We utilize conservative and minimally invasive treatment options whenever possible and recommending surgery only when necessary. If surgery is indicated and appropriate, our team will help guide you in the decision-making process. Many can be performed in-house in our office operating room, providing you with surgical intervention that is substantially more convenient, efficient, and cost effective than an ambulatory or hospital setting.

Orthopaedic Associates can provide you with custom braces and orthotics, in addition to the prefabricated product kept in stock for immediate relief. Our board-certified podiatrist also offers podiatric preventive and maintenance diabetic foot care.

Our team includes orthopedic specialists, a podiatrist, and physical therapists collaborating together to maximize your recovery and restore your mobility. Our goal is to get you back to doing what you enjoy.

Common Conditions

Orthopaedic Associates treats all musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders that affect the lower extremity, including but not limited to the following:

Foot and Ankle

  • Ankle Sprain and Instability
  • Syndesmotic Injuries (High-Ankle Sprain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis
  • Achilles Rupture/ Tear
  • Peroneal Tendon Tears and Tendinosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Midfoot Sprain (Lisfranc Injury)
  • Foot and Ankle Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Gout
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Ankle Fractures/ Broken Bones (Tibia and Fibula)
  • Foot and Toe Fractures/ Broke Bones
  • Sports and Work Injuries to Foot and Ankle

Podiatry

  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arch Pain
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Foot Drop
  • Hammer Toe Deformities
  • Foot Callus/Corns
  • Plantar Warts
  • Ingrown Toe Nails and Other Nail Disorders
  • Neuromas
  • Fallen Arches / Flat Foot Deformities
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions and Deformities
  • Charcot Neuroarthropathy
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Turf Toe
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Bunion and Bunionette
  • Osteochondral Lesion
Surgical Interventions

For the cases where nonsurgical treatments have failed or are not appropriate, your foot and ankle specialist at Orthopaedic Associates is well trained and experienced in all proven surgical procedures ranging from minimally invasive surgeries to total ankle replacements.

  • Ankle Instability (Brostrom Procedure)
  • Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture and Tendonitis Surgeries
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fusion (Arthrodesis)
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction (Including Arthroplasty, Osteotomies)
  • Bunionectomy
  • Lesser Toe Deformity Correction
  • Cheilectomy and Arthritis Procedures
  • Diabetic and Neuromuscular Care and Amputation
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Lisfranc Fracture/Dislocation Surgery
  • Tendon Repair and Transfer
  • Plantar Fascial Surgery
Common Conditions

Orthopaedic Associates treats all musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders that affect the lower extremity, including but not limited to the following:

Foot and Ankle

  • Ankle Sprain and Instability
  • Syndesmotic Injuries (High-Ankle Sprain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis
  • Achilles Rupture/ Tear
  • Peroneal Tendon Tears and Tendinosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Midfoot Sprain (Lisfranc Injury)
  • Foot and Ankle Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Gout
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Ankle Fractures/ Broken Bones (Tibia and Fibula)
  • Foot and Toe Fractures/ Broke Bones
  • Sports and Work Injuries to Foot and Ankle

Podiatry

  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arch Pain
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Foot Drop
  • Hammer Toe Deformities
  • Foot Callus/Corns
  • Plantar Warts
  • Ingrown Toe Nails and Other Nail Disorders
  • Neuromas
  • Fallen Arches / Flat Foot Deformities
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions and Deformities
  • Charcot Neuroarthropathy
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Turf Toe
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Bunion and Bunionette
  • Osteochondral Lesion

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