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Podiatry Procedures

Stand Up Against Foot Pain with Podiatric Procedures

There is no denying that your feet play a key role in keeping you active and mobile, which is why foot and ankle problems can be so frustrating and debilitating. Podiatry is the branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and correcting the various foot and ankle disorders. At miVIP Surgery Centers, we help victims of these conditions through various podiatry procedures, from bunion surgery to treatments for degenerative joint changes.

In some cases, podiatrists may be able to treat podiatric conditions through non-invasive means. However, when this is not the case, surgical podiatric procedures can go a long way toward reducing or completely eliminating unwanted symptoms such as stiffness and pain.

Podiatry Procedures Most Commonly Performed

At miVIP Surgery Centers, our expert team performs a number of podiatry procedures to correct foot, ankle, and joint conditions and relieve the associated pain. Some of the procedures offered at our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Bunionectomy: Bunion surgery usually involves removing part of the toe joint and repairing ligaments to correct toe placement, if necessary.
  • Foot and ankle surgery: Surgeries such as fracture reduction, debridement, and ankle fusion can repair damage from a disease or injury.
  • Hammer toe surgery: This procedure straightens hammer toes by releasing tendons or removing small bone segments.

These podiatry procedures can bring relief for a number of foot or ankle conditions.

Common Conditions That Require Podiatric Treatment

Considering the complexity of the foot, it is no surprise that numerous conditions may give rise to pain and limited mobility. Some conditions that the miVIP team commonly sees and treats include:

  • Bunions: These bony protrusions typically grow on the big toe and may need to be removed through bunion surgery.
  • Degenerative joint changes: Joint deterioration may occur due to aging, illness, arthritis, or other factors, and it often causes pain and limited mobility.
  • Foot and ankle injury: These injuries include any damage to the bones, nerves, tendons, joints, or ligaments of the foot and ankle.
  • Hallux rigidus: This arthritic condition causes inflammation and stiffness in the big toe.
  • Hammer toe: Hammer toe is a deformity that causes the toe to curl downward, sometimes permanently.

Symptoms of Podiatry Conditions

Generally, the symptoms of podiatric conditions are incredibly difficult to ignore, as they can make moving around difficult and painful. Telltale signs of podiatry problems include:

  • Pain associated with standing, walking, or even wearing shoes
  • Swelling, redness, or bruising of the foot or ankle
  • Feelings of stiffness or weakness in the joints
  • Visible protrusions, misalignments, or other deformities

Top Treatment Options

Typically, podiatrists recommend that patients try non-invasive means of treating their conditions before resulting to podiatry procedures such as bunion surgery, hammer toe surgery, or foot and ankle surgery. Non-invasive measures include:

  • Using devices like orthotics, braces, or corrective shoes to reduce irritation and misalignment
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications and using hot or cold treatments to manage pain
  • Practicing gentle exercises or stretches to increase mobility and strengthen muscles

However, when these measures are not enough to relieve pain or improve mobility, patients are usually encouraged to consider surgical options.

Learn More About Your Options Today

Living with the pain of podiatric conditions can be inconvenient, exhausting, and outright debilitating. At miVIP Surgery Centers, we’re ready to help you return to a life without pain or limited mobility. Call us today at 877-956-2263 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the podiatry procedures that we offer.

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