No one wants to hear the word "surgery." But, sometimes it's necessary when more conservative treatments don't manage your problem. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO, podiatric surgery is a specialty of Dr. Jordan Cameron and Dr. Matthew Hinderland. They are highly qualified in all kinds of in-patient and out-patient foot and ankle procedures. Rest assured you'll be in good hands.
Foot and ankle function
It's critical to your overall health, well-being and mobility. Your feet and ankles are amazingly complex, bearing your body weight and the immense pressures of walking, running, dancing, playing sports and much more. Throughout life, your feet and ankles literally carry you tens of thousands of miles, says the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Just like any body part, your lower extremities are subject to injury, congenital and acquired defect, malfunctions of the skin, bone, nails and connective tissues and poor circulation. At their podiatry practice in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Cameron and Dr. Hinderland recommend yearly foot examinations for adults and more frequent office visits for people with diabetes and circulatory problems. Preventive care wards off serious foot health problems and manages chronic ones.
When you may need foot surgery
Sometimes our best efforts do not relieve pain, correct deformities or restore normal function to feet and ankles. While podiatrists are the experts in footwear, special therapies, exercise, supportive orthotics and more, in-patient or out-patient surgeries may be your best options. The following conditions sometimes require surgery after a careful examination, testing and imaging at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado:
- Bunions, acquired deformities of the joints at the base of the big toes, causing pain and even crossing of the toe over the second and third toes.
- Hammertoes, claw-like toes resulting from the poor gait and pressure associated with bunions and other deformities.
- Ingrown toenails, where the nails grow into the skin of the foot, causing pain, inflammation and infection.
- Warts, small, pebble-like growths on the bottom of the feet (warts are contagious and caused by the Human Papillomavirus).
- Corns and calluses, hardened areas of skin typically associated with pressure points on the foot.
- Fracture repair
- Joint fusion and transplant because of advanced arthritis.
- Tendon surgery, often necessary after a traumatic injury to, for instance, the Achilles tendon.
- Neuromas, benign tumors located between the third and fourth toe on the forefoot.
Recovering your foot health
At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, Dr. Cameron, Dr. Hinderland and their team are dedicated to your podiatric health. Sometimes, the best intervention is surgery. But, don't worry. These professionals have the finest in diagnostic and treatment techniques which ensure excellent patient outcomes. For more information on foot and ankle surgery, call the office at (719) 488-4664. We have locations in Colorado Springs and now in Monument.