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Foot Procedures

The role of any Podiatrist is to provide the best treatment modality to safely and effectively treat foot or lower leg conditions. Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus offers expertise that is on the cutting edge of the industry including the latest treatments methods for both common and complex foot conditions.

Arthritis

Many forms of arthritis can affect the feet. Podiatric treatment for osteo-arthritis, the most common form, may include anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotic treatments or in some cases, surgery. Procedures for other forms of arthritis are evaluated and addressed according to severity.

Foot Trauma

Foot trauma can be unexpected and debilitating. In the cases where emergency treatment is required for conditions ranging from broken toes and lacerations to broken ankles, our clinic is available to respond. We are equipped to offer the latest procedures in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Bunions

An enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, bunions can be painful and the catalyst for the development of other issues such as corns and arthritis. Most bunions can be treated by applying bunion pads, utilizing ultrasound therapies or anti-inflammatory medications. In extreme cases, bunions will require surgical procedures.

Flat Feet

While having a condition known as flat feet does not always mean a person will experience problems, it often leads to other issues including arthritis, bunions and heel pain. Most treatments for flat feet consist of orthotics, shoe recommendations and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Neuromas

Neuromas are essentially enlarged nerves that develop between the third and fourth toe. Treatments typically consist of methods for redirecting weight and changing the types of shoe a patient wears. In some cases alcohol sclerosing injections may be administered or an orthotic prescribed.

Soft Tissue Conditions

Pain in the soft tissue found on the bottom of the foot can be the result of a number of conditions. The good news is that most often these conditions can be treated by shoe recommendations, orthotics and appropriate procedures conducted in the home. As people age, the natural fat located on the bottom of the foot often deteriorates, causing extreme pain and discomfort. Fat Pad Restoration has proved successful in eliminating this pain by restoring this padding in high pressure areas through fillers placed in the balls of the foot.

Toe Conditions

Toe conditions can range from the irritating to the serious. In fact, it’s the most common foot pain. From hammer toes and claw toes to skin conditions, treatment methods are available to help patients overcome the condition. Patients with degenerative joint disease can sometimes eliminate pain and restore motion in the foot through joint implant surgery. The most up-to-date techniques allow for faster healing than what would be achieved through joint fusion. Implants are made from safe materials such as silicone rubber, polyethylene or titanium and have been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Heel Pain

While heel pain can have a number of origins, the most common comes from an inflamed tissue condition known as plantar fasciitis. Other heel conditions can be associated with heel spurs or Achilles tendonitis. Often used after less invasive treatments have been attempted, heel surgeries are sometimes the best options for addressing pain and eliminating the potential for further damage.

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What Should I Expect In Terms Of Recovery?

Being able to walk in a surgical boot, as opposed to being completely non-weight bearing (in a cast with scooter or crutches) for 6-8 weeks, means that you will be getting back to a better quality of life faster; may return to most occupations more quickly; and will be less inconvenienced by bunion surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are some questions patients commonly ask and their respective answers:

Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction allows you to walk within days of surgery. Patients can return to most occupations within days to a couple of weeks, wearing a surgical boot. Within six weeks, you can expect to be walking in comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes, however, you should not plan on any high-impact activities for 3-4 months. Short shopping trips and leisurely strolls are examples of the types of activities that should be fine at this point. Around the 4-month mark post-op, you should be able to return to most activities and most shoe wear.
The Lapiplasty® Procedure allows most patients to return to their desired shoes.
Yes, there are no permanent activity limitations after the Lapiplasty® Procedure. Most patients are able to return to most activities after the bones have completely healed at approximately 4 months.
The procedure is an outpatient procedure and typically will take about an hour. If your doctor is performing any additional procedures at the same time the surgery may take longer.

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