Foot problems are prevalent in all age groups because of the stress and trauma we subject our foot to every day. Most foot injuries and conditions can be managed with nonsurgical treatment. Orthotics and other inserts into the shoe will often help a painful foot.
Common tendon and ligament sprains will require temporary brace treatment and physical therapy. Surgical treatment may be required for many arthritic conditions and deformities of the foot. Bunions and hammer toes often need surgical correction. These surgeries often require bone cutting and fixation and a period of limited weight bearing will be necessary following surgery. Achilles tendon tears and other tendon ruptures about the foot are seen in many athletic individuals and require surgical repair as well.
There are chronic tendon problems and tears that occur in the posterior tibial and peroneal tendons that can initially be managed with a brace and physical therapy. However, the tendon sometimes does not heal and will need repair.
Occasionally, severe arthritis of the ankle or foot will require surgery to fuse the joint. This is also known as an arthrodesis. This is an operation that eliminates the motion at a joint by fixing the joint with screws, so that the pain is relieved.
How Can Reconstructive Orthopaedics Help?
Reconstructive Orthopaedics has extensive experience in evaluating foot conditions and prescribing treatment. The surgeons at Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine can also perform foot surgery for many foot problems, arthritic conditions, and deformities of the foot.
Are you currently experiencing problems with your foot? If so, it is necessary to see an orthopedic professional as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. The orthopedic surgeons at Reconstructive Orthopaedics will assess your foot condition and provide you with the best course of treatment or foot surgery.
Contact us or call our appointment line at 513-793-3933, and we will reserve the time and location that works best for you — we can usually schedule your appointment within 48 hours.