Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX
Our 5-Star-Rated Surgical Care Will Help You Get Back on Your Feet
If you’re living with a painful foot problem and it is affecting your lifestyle, foot surgery may be a viable option for you. The podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers have decades of experience performing the most advanced foot and ankle procedures. From simple surgery on the toes to more complex reconstructive foot surgeries, your foot specialists have the expertise to help relieve your pain so that you can have a normal, healthy lifestyle.
Often, surgery is recommended as a last resort. But if you’re not finding pain relief with conservative treatments, surgery may be worth considering.
For convenience, we can perform many foot and ankle procedures in our surgically equipped offices in Waxahachie, Ennis, and Corsicana. If it is a more complex surgery or if you prefer, procedures can also be performed at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center–Waxahachie, Ennis Regional Medical Center, Navarro Regional Hospital, and surgery centers within Dallas, Ellis and Navarro Counties.
Common Foot Surgeries In Waxahachie, Ennis, Corsicana,TX
Your award-winning podiatrists are also highly experienced in surgeries for the feet. We have performed thousands of surgeries for the following foot conditions:
Bunions are bone growths on the inside of the big toe where it meets the foot. This bump can rub on shoes and become extremely irritated, red and swollen. As the bunion gets larger, it can make it difficult to wear shoes comfortably and the big toe can start pushing against the 2nd toe.
Surgical removal of bunions, known as a bunionectomy, is one of the most common types of foot surgeries. Great advances have been made over the past decade for bunionectomies. Although there are many different types of bunion surgeries, all have the same goal of removing the bump and straightening the toe. Your walks a patchy podiatrist are trained in the most advanced procedures related to bunions. Depending on the severity of your bunion, a minimal invasive approach may be performed in the office with little or no down time.If the bunion is more severe, and outpatient bunionectomy would allow you to to go home the same day.
Flat feet is wearing the arch on the bottom of the foot does not form properly. This can lead to muscle cramping, pain, and fatigue in the feet when walking.
Surgical correction of flat feet ranges from relatively easy to extremely difficult. If you have flat foot is flexible and then you may be a candidate for a Bio Pro subtalar joint implant. This procedure, which takes about 15 minutes, is done through a minimal incision and has been very successful in our practice. Recovery time normally has patient’s back to activities around 1 month and postoperative pain has been minimal. For severe flat feet that are rigid in nature, fusion of bones may be necessary, along with plates and screws and recovery time is a few months at best. Your foot specialist will evaluate your foot to see if you are a candidate for the subtalar joint implant.
Heel Pain (Plantar fasciitis)
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascial ligament that attaches into the bottom of the heel. Once this ligament becomes inflamed, it thickens and contracts. You may notice pain when you first get out of bed in the morning and getting up after sitting for prolonged periods.
Surgery for plantar fasciitis involves lengthening the plantar fascial ligament so that it no longer pulls so hard on the bottom of the heel. This surgical procedure can be done as an outpatient or in our Waxahachie office. A very small incision is used by our minimally invasive technique and takes about 15 minutes. You walk out of the office on the road to recovery.
Metatarsal fractures occur in the long bones in the middle of the foot. These problems can be placed under a lot of pressure and can sometimes break. Dropping something on the foot is another common way to break these bones. If the broken bones are not aligned correctly, they will not heal properly and can lead to further problems. Not all metatarsal fractures require surgery.
Surgery for metatarsal fractures is aimed at realigning the broken bones and allowing them to heal strong and healthy. In surgery, once the bones have been realigned, a screw is placed across the fracture to hold the bones together until healed. In most instances, this will take 6-8 weeks and the screw does not need to be removed.
Ingrown toenails are one of the most common problems seen by your Waxahachie podiatrist. In fact, we have surgically corrected over 10,000 ingrown toenails. The great toenails are by far the most common affected and there is a tendency for them to run in families.
Surgery for ingrown toenails is relatively simple and done in the office. Numbing the toes is almost painless. If your doctor causes pain with this procedure, go to another doctor. Once the toe was numb, the offending nail border is painlessly removed. A mild acid is painlessly applied to that nail border to keep the nail from growing in again in the future. You walk out of the office and have to soak the toe for about a week. Pain afterward is mild, even for children. What a wonderful procedure!
Hammertoes occur when the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th toes bend upward at the middle toe joint. These bent toes can rub against the top of the shoe and form a corns and sores. If the toe can be pushed flat against the ground, it is considered a flexible hammertoe. If the toe cannot be pushed flat against the ground, it is considered a rigid hammertoe.
Surgery for hammertoes depends on if it is flexible or rigid. A flexible hammertoe can’t easily and quickly be corrected in the office with a flexor tenotomy. This is done through an extremely small incision to lengthen the tendon that is causing the contracture. The incision can be closed with 1 stitch. If the hammertoe is rigid, a small piece of bone has to be removed from the toe to allow it to be straight again. This is a little more in depth but can still be done as an office procedure.
Experience Our Award-Winning Foot & Ankle Surgery in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX Today!
To learn more about our 5-star-rated surgery care, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. For your convenience, we offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients in our surrounding areas. We proudly serve patients in Navarro and Ellis counties and surrounding areas including Red Oak, Midlothian, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Duncanville, Arlington and Mansfield. The Foot Specialists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time.