Metro Detroit's Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialists
In a lifetime, the average person will walk about 100,000 miles, meaning you spend a lot of time on your feet!
During that time, issues may surface causing you pain and discomfort. Sometimes this pain can be treated with medication, however, others may need to be treated with surgery. If you have been diagnosed with a condition that may require foot or ankle surgery, our foot surgeons are here to help.
At Premier Foot & Ankle, or foot doctors frequently perform foot and ankle surgeries using local anesthesia and, in some cases, combining the anesthesia with sedation. We want to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free under our supervision.
Conditions That Lead to Foot or Ankle Surgery
Your feet and ankles can be one of the most telling signs of a person’s health. Early symptoms for medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory problems will often show themselves in the feet first. In some cases, surgery is required to correct some medical conditions that appear in the foot and ankle. Our team of doctors at Premier Foot & Ankle can help put that spring back in your step if you’re feeling some discomfort.
play_arrowOur foot and ankle surgeries address a wide variety of foot problems, such as:
- Sprains and fractures
- Arthritis and joint disease
- Benign and malignant tumors
- Birth deformities
- Calluses and warts
- Corns and hammertoes
- Heel or toe spurs
- Neuromas (nerve tumors)
There are numerous conditions that can affect the heel of your foot. However, the two most common conditions that cause heel pain are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. There are many factors that contribute to the formation of a heel spur such as ill-fitting shoes, repetitive or excessive stress on the feet, overuse, sudden weight gain, and obesity.
Surgery on the ankle may be required if there has been an injury, deformity, birth defect, or diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause deformities or difficulty walking over time.
Ankle procedures focus on the realignment of the structure either around the deformity or after the deformity has been removed. Sometimes, internal and external fixation devices - temporary or permanent - are often required to maintain the alignment during and after the healing process. Ankle surgeries will vary in complexity, length, and severity. However, many of these procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
Our podiatrists in SE Michigan are committed to using clinical expertise and diagnostic studies to evaluate your condition. Our treatments are safe, effective, and include the best podiatric care that’s readily available. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.