Foot and ankle pains often interfere with your daily activities, restrict your movement, and damage your living quality. Our podiatry experts have experience with foot and ankle conditions, including bones, nerves, tendons, and muscles. No matter what the cause of your foot and ankle pains is, we know how to handle the situation. Brand Surgical Institute offers cutting-edge and minimally invasive solutions to alleviate foot and ankle pains, allowing you to resume your daily activities without discomfort.
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Foot & Ankle Conditions
Bend/ deformity of both or one of the two joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes. This unusual bending can put weight on the toe, making issues worse. Hammertoes, for the most part, begin as mellow deformations and get worse after some time.
A bony bump that starts at the joint of the base of the big toe. Created when the big toe pushes against the second toe, causing the joint of the huge toe to grow and stick out. The skin over the bunion may get red and sore. Bunions can get worse by wearing tight shoes.
A fracture is when at least one of the bones that make up the lower leg joints are broken. They vary from a basic break in one bone to a few cracks, which may necessitate that you don’t put weight on it for a couple of months.
An ingrown nail occurs when the skin on the sides of a nail grows over the edge of the nail or when the nail itself grows into the skin. Redness, swelling, and pain at the corner of the nail may result, and infection may soon follow. Surgical removal effectively eliminates the nail edge from growing inward and cutting into the fleshy folds as the toenail grows. Permanent nail removal may be advised for people with chronic, recurrent infected ingrown toenails.
Foot & Ankle Treatments
A bunion (aka hallux valgus) is a bump that forms on the side of the big toe. Symptoms of a bunion include pain or soreness, inflammation and redness, burning sensations, and numbness. If non-surgical treatments do not alleviate pain and it is increasingly interfering with daily activities, surgical treatment may be necessary. A bunionectomy removes the bony bump to correct the deformed area. You may return home the same day, but the recovery period after bunion surgery might be long.
Osteotomy is a surgical procedure that realigns the toe joint — it’s a suitable surgical treatment for bunions. Surgical realignment of a bunion, also known as an osteotomy, involves the surgical realignment of the toe joint in patients with severe bunions. The orthopedic surgeon makes an incision above the bunion to shave off the excess bone from the region, following which the surgeon realigns the foot and toe bones with screws and wires. The medical devices hold the bones in the ideal position. Osteotomy is performed under general anesthesia.
Achilles Tendon Surgery
Achilles tendon surgery is a surgical procedure that fixes a damaged Achilles tendon, i.e., the strong, fibrous tissues that connect the calf muscles to your heels. When your Achilles tendon is damaged, you may not be able to move comfortably or bend your foot downward. During Achilles tendon surgery, the orthopedic surgeon makes an incision through the calf to remove the damaged parts of the tendon or repair the damage. The surgeon may also plant a tendon graft from another part of your foot to facilitate recovery.
Metatarsal surgery is a surgical procedure for the long bones that connect the foot to the toe bones, i.e., the metatarsal bones. During metatarsal surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will make a small incision near the affected or damaged metatarsal bone in your foot, following which the damaged bone is cut. The surgeon will raise the metatarsal bone in the correct position and place screws or metal pins for stability. If you have a callous at the bottom of the foot, the surgeon will cut it off.
A corn is a lesion of hard, thickened skin tissues usually found at a pressure point on the body, specifically the regions where bone rubs against your soft tissues. If your corn is soft, the surgeon may trim the corn with a scalpel, pare down the thickened skin tissues, or offer medicated patches that soften the corn. But if non-surgical treatments don’t work, the podiatrist may remove the corn surgically. The surgeon may also correct the alignment of the bone causing the friction.
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Brand Surgical Institute is the first woman-owned ambulatory surgery center specializing in comprehensive podiatry treatments in Glendale. Our board-certified and nationally-renowned podiatrists use cutting-edge techniques to diagnose and identify the root cause of your foot and ankle conditions. Our surgical experts also educate patients about the treatment options, empowering everyone to make informed decisions about their health. Please schedule an appointment to explore your foot and ankle treatment options in Glendale.