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Foot Surgery Specialist

Gentle Foot and Ankle Care -  - Podiatry

Gentle Foot and Ankle Care

Podiatry located in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township & South Lyon

Foot surgeries like neuroma removal, Achilles tendon repair, bunion removal, and reconstructive surgery require a truly expert touch and outstanding surgical skill — both things you can find in the board-certified foot and ankle surgeons at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care. To schedule your foot surgery consultation, call any of the offices in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township, and South Lyon, Michigan, or click on the online appointment tool.

Foot Surgery Q & A

What conditions typically require foot surgery?

Gentle Foot and Ankle Care offers foot surgery for many different problems in the feet, and they also perform ankle surgery. Some of the most common conditions requiring foot surgery include: 

  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Neuromas
  • Achilles tendon tears and ruptures
  • Severe ligament sprains
  • Hammertoe
  • Flat feet
  • Cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy

There are many other conditions that can occur in any part of your foot, from your toes to your mid-foot to your heel and ankle. Gentle Foot and Ankle Care provides exceptional care for all conditions affecting the feet and ankle. 

What is the goal of foot surgery?

The goal of foot surgery is to address the root cause of pain, instability, deformity, or mobility issues. Surgery, such as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, repositions your foot and ankle tissues, bones, and joints in such a way that you can heal with proper foot alignment. 

Correcting the underlying issue gives you long-lasting results, so it can be a much more effective approach than simply treating symptoms when you have a serious chronic foot issue. 

When might I need foot surgery?

The Gentle Foot and Ankle Care team may recommend foot surgery if you have a severe or chronic foot issue. Usually, conservative care is the first-line approach for foot and ankle issues. 

However, if you still have lingering or worsening symptoms after a course of conservative care, the team may recommend foot surgery. 

What is the process for foot surgery?

There are many different types of foot surgery, so the procedure is different for each. The Gentle Foot and Ankle Care surgeons customize your surgery for your particular needs. 

In most cases, foot surgeries require only local anesthesia. The skilled surgeons use minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy to perform most foot and ankle surgeries.

In arthroscopy, surgeons use dime-sized incisions to insert a miniature camera and specialized slender surgical tools. They watch the surgical site on a high definition monitor as they expertly repair your foot. 

Using arthroscopy and other minimally invasive techniques, the surgeons can remove necrotic (dead) tissue, extract loose bodies, remove deformed bone, place skin grafts, reconstruct tendons, replace ligaments, and much more. 

Usually, foot surgeries are same-day procedures. You'll usually go home wearing a protective device, and you may need a mobility aid like crutches for a few weeks. Many surgeries occur on-site, but the surgeons are also on staff at multiple hospital systems in Michigan if you need hospital surgery. 

The Gentle Foot and Ankle Care team always explains your surgery and recovery needs in detail so you can enjoy the best recovery. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you today. 

The foot doctors at Gentle Foot Care offer ankle replacement surgery, bunion treatment, and overall foot and ankle care. Call us to book your appointment today.