Foot & Ankle Surgery
Feet are your primary mode of transportation, and to get from here to there, they have to be working properly. The function of the foot or ankle is also critical to keeping the rest of your body physically active and fit. When you have pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles, your daily routine and quality of life can be impacted.
The team at OID understands the importance of helping you maintain your mobility. If you have foot or ankle pain or an injury, trust the experts at OID to work with you to determine your best path to recovery.
Obtaining a diagnosis
When you meet with your physician to discuss your care a thorough evaluation will take place. In addition to reviewing your medical history and working to understand the current problem, your physician will conduct a physical exam and review any x-rays you might already have. If further information is necessary to make a diagnosis, your physician might recommend additional testing that could include an MRI, CT, bone scan, nerve test, or lab work.
Common foot and ankle injuries
Each person is unique and so is their treatment plan, but most commonly, our physicians help individuals with the following issues:
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles and other tendon disorders
- Fractures, both acute and stress types
- Sprains and strains
- Bone spurs
Determining the best path to healing
The physicians at OID use a conservative approach to foot and ankle surgery. In many cases, the right physical therapy regimen combined with the right exercises can produce dramatic results. In some cases, casting the foot or the use of a boot can resolve the problem and can be much less invasive than surgery.
When surgery is necessary
If your physician recommends surgery, you can rest assured that OID has highly qualified and distinguished professionals utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge procedures.
Our physicians commonly preform Achilles tendon repairs, fixation of ankle and metatarsal fractures, ankle arthroscopy, foot and ankle fusions, ankle replacement, bunion correction, and flatfoot reconstruction.