Foot and Ankle Surgery
The foot and ankle bears the stress of our body weight as we go about our daily activities. It is subjected to further stresses on sporting activities or kneeling/squatting. As we walk on rough surfaces, it allows us to accommodate to the undulation, increasing the stress to the small joints of the foot.
Modern, fashionable footwear especially in women who squeeze their feet into narrow ended shoes aggravates the condition. Sporting injuries and fractures are also very common in the foot.
The critical thing about foot is that an injury or abnormality in one joint, can rap cause additional injuries to surrounding bone and joints. Hence, overall balance and assessment is crucial to a successful outcome.
The main causes of chronic foot pain are either degenerative or arising from previous trauma. Painful degenerative problems can affect the joints of the foot, or the tendons or fascia (soft tissue). Some common diagnosis will include: plantar fasciitis, hallux valgus, plantar warts and degenerative arthritis of the small joints or ankle.
Injuries of the foot and ankle can arise from sports or normal daily activities. Occult fractures can occur or the soft tissues can be damaged. The soft tissues refer to ligaments and fascia which hold the bones together, or the tendons which moves the bones. They can be stretched, torn or dislocated.
Services offered include:
- Correction of Hallux Valgus, Lesser Toe Deformities, Morton’ Neuroma, Haglund’s Disease, Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis and Rupture.
- Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Surgery.
- Diabetic Foot Care.