Foot & Ankle Treatments
Our specialists offer the full spectrum of foot and ankle treatments for even the most complex injuries and conditions.
Our Foot & Ankle Treatments
We keep your whole health in mind. If you have a foot condition and a knee problem, for example, doctors specializing in those areas of the body will examine you. Multiple experts collaborate on your care so you can feel better from head to toe.
We offer both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Our decades of experience help us know when surgery is in your best interest—and when it's not.
Our nonsurgical treatments include:
- Shoe-wear modifications (orthotics), casts and braces
- Physical therapy
- Oral (taken by mouth) and topical (put on your skin) medications
- Corticosteroids, including cortisone shots
Toe, foot and ankle surgery
There are many surgical procedures to fix toe, foot and ankle injuries. Our surgeons have the skill and experience needed to repair the full range of problems—no matter how routine or complex. And we can do most of our surgeries as outpatient procedures so you can recover in the comfort of home.
- Complex reconstruction of the foot or ankle due to injury or nerve disease
- Cartilage repair and regeneration
- Foot surgery and ankle surgery using screws and/or metal plates to hold bones together
- Outpatient total ankle replacement
- Tendon lengthening and tendon transfer procedures for chronic pain, nerve injuries, neuromuscular disorders or following stroke
Cartilage repair and regeneration
Cartilage is the tough, gel-like tissue that helps bones move against each other without friction. When you experience a sprained ankle or other ankle trauma, the injury can cause cartilage damage.
Our surgeons use the latest methods to repair cartilage damage, including cartilage grafting and restoration using stem cells. Learn more about cartilage repair for osteochondritis dissecans.
Foot and ankle research and clinical trials
Our foot and ankle specialists are improving patient care through research and clinical trials. These studies contribute to a deeper understanding of the foot's anatomy and function and help improve surgical techniques. One study showed that patients experience less pain and better outcomes after outpatient total ankle replacement compared to an inpatient procedure.
If you choose to get your care with us, you may be able to take part in this groundbreaking research.
A bunion looks like a bump on the side of the foot where the big toe joins the foot. The bump is a sign that the foot bones are out of alignment.
Over time, bunions get worse. The big toe starts to lean toward neighboring toes instead of pointing straight ahead.
The simplest way to relieve bunion pain is to avoid tight-fitting shoes. Shoes with a wide toe box rather than a pointed one help, as do shoes with lower heels.
When shoe changes no longer provide enough relief, you may want to consider surgery.
Bunion surgery is the most common foot surgery in the U.S. There are more than 100 bunion surgery options—and our surgeons are skilled in performing them. They can recommend the best procedure for your symptoms and lifestyle.
Many bunion surgeries are minimally invasive, resulting in less pain, faster recoveries and fewer complications.