Certified Foot Surgeons in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX
Our Foot Surgeons Can Help Improve the Function & Appearance of Your Foot with Advanced Surgical Procedures
Foot and ankle surgical procedures can offer you many benefits. Goals include pain relief, improved appearance, and restored foot function. If nonsurgical treatments have not provided the outcome you need, corrective foot surgery may be the best long-term solution. Our award-winning Family Foot & Ankle Centers foot surgeons can help! We have convenient offices in Waxahachie, Ennis and Corsicana. Our foot doctors offer in-office and hospital based foot surgery for your convenience.
We use cutting-edge technology and years of experience to ensure that our patients enjoy quicker recovery times, and the treatment results in a more attractive foot. Our foot surgeon is trained in the most advanced foot surgery techniques from the newest bunion surgeries to ankle implants. When at all possible, we prefer to perform minimal invasive foot surgery (MIFS). When this type of procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, most patients are able to return to walking the same day.
What Is Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery?
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery (MIFS) refers to foot surgery that utilizes a very small incision. Very few stitches are needed and sometimes there is no stitching. Special instruments, usually smaller than traditional instruments, are used for MIFS. Small incisions allow for less exposure to possible infection, less trauma and injury to the foot.
Because of this, minimally invasive foot surgery allows for decreased inflammation, chance of infection, and a quicker recovery.
What Are Some Benefits of New Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery?
There are many benefits of having a minimally invasive foot surgery instead of a more traditional larger incision surgery.
- Less pain – Smaller incisions and smaller tools results in less trauma. Also, MIFS patients require less pain medication after the procedure.
- Shorter surgery time – Again, because there is less trauma to the foot and a smaller incision, recovery is faster.
- Less injury and swelling – There is less injury from dissection to the foot due to the small incisions. This decreases postoperative swelling and pain.
- Less anesthesia needed – Most MIFS procedures can be done under local anesthesia with the patient awake. Greatly reduces the risk of anesthesia problems. Many times, these surgical procedures can be done in the podiatrist office. Better yet, most procedures allow the patient walk out and drive home.
- Less scarring – Due to the extremely small incisions that are made during MIFS, scarring is much less noticeable than with traditional surgery. Sometimes the incision is so small that it doesn’t even require a stitch.
Minimal Incision Foot Surgery can be performed to correct many painful foot problems. Examples would include bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis heel pain, and more.
What Foot Problems Can Be Corrected With Surgery?
Bunion surgery is one of the most common procedures done by our podiatrists. New techniques have reduced healing time and most patients can immediately walk afterwards. Bunion surgery removes the prominent “bump” and straightens the great toe. The type of surgery depends on the severity of the bunion. Minimally Invasive Surgery is done through a small incision for mild or moderate bunions. After taking an in-office xray, your foot surgeon will discuss procedure options with you in detail.
Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Heel pain hurts. From the moment you put your foot down out of bed, the pain begins. This is due to a tight plantar fascia ligament pulling on the heel. On occasion, normal treatments do not provide complete relief and surgery becomes an option. Fortunately, a relatively simple in office procedure has been very effective for our patients. A small incision is used to stop the pain. You walk out of the office after the surgery and it has been life changing for many of our patients.
A hammertoe is a condition where a toe forms into a claw-like position and can’t be straightened. If you suffer from hammertoes, surgical correction may be an option to straighten them. New surgical techniques can relieve the pain of hammertoes and make your feet more attractive as well. Plus, you’ll no longer have to worry about the bunions, corns, and calluses that could result from untreated hammertoes.
Neuromas (Pinched Nerves)
Most neuromas occur just before the 3rd and 4th toes. They can cause severe pain in the forefoot with every step. Even shoes can cause pain. Relief is only found when kicking off the shoes and rubbing the foot. This painful condition can also be corrected if normal treatment fail. A small incision is used to free the trapped nerve or remove scarred nerve. Patients have done well with this minimally invasive foot surgery technique.
- Reconstructive Surgery – Addresses the pain and deformity that can occur due to a flat or high arched foot and arthritis.
- Soft Tissue Injury – Our surgeons use the latest techniques to repair tendon injuries or ruptures and ankle instability with recurrent sprains.
- Toe Shortening Surgery – Sometimes recommended in cases of pain or difficulty finding comfortably fitting shoes.
Our Foot Surgeons in Waxahachie, Ennis, & Corsicana Are Ready to Hear from You Today!
To learn more about your surgical options, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. 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.