Foot Care in Tempe

Reconstructive Rear Foot Surgery in Tempe

Foot Care in Tempe

Foot Care in Tempe

Many foot problems do not respond to “conservative” management. Your podiatrist can determine when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot. At Desert Foot Surgeons, our podiatrists are able to perform foot surgery and foot care in Tempe for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, such as structural conditions, trauma-related injuries, skin and nail conditions, congenital deformities, as well as reconstructive rear foot surgery.

If you are suffering from pain or a deformity in your ankle or heels, and conservative foot care methods in Tempe (such as wearing different kinds of shoes, medications, or orthotic devices) have failed to alleviate the discomfort, we may suggest reconstructive surgical intervention to help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and restore function. Reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle consists of complex surgical repair(s) that may be necessary to regain function or stability, reduce pain, and/or prevent further deformity or disease. Unfortunately, there are many conditions or diseases that range from trauma to congenital defects that necessitate surgery of the foot and/or ankle. Reconstructive surgery in many of these cases may require any of the following: tendon repair/transfer, fusion of bone, joint implantation, bone grafting, skin or soft tissue repair, tumor excision, amputation, and/or the osteotomy of bone (cutting of bones in a precise fashion). Bone screws, pins, wires, staples, and other fixation devices (both internal and external), and casts may be utilized to stabilize and repair bone in reconstructive procedures.

If surgery is required, our foot care specialist will discuss your surgical options as well as what is involved for a successful and comfortable post-operative experience. Almost all foot surgery is performed on an out-patient basis. If you are interested in reconstructive rear foot surgery, or would like to research your options for foot care in Tempe, please contact the office of Desert Foot Surgeons to make an appointment with our foot doctor today.

Desert Foot Surgeons
2222 E. Highland Ave, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 490-8166

Phoenix Podiatrist

Podiatrist 85018

Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, our Phoenix podiatrist and the rest of our staff have plenty of experience in treating patients with diabetes. Diabetes often leads to complications involving the feet, and so it is important to have a professional like our Phoenix podiatrist available to you should any foot problems arise as a result of your diabetes. One example of a foot problem associated with diabetes is neuropathy, or nerve damage. Diabetic nerve damage can lessen you ability to feel heat, cold, or even pain in your feet. Neuropathy in the feet is dangerous because you could be walking around on a foot injury without feeling it. In some cases, the foot can become infected because you are unaware of an injury there. Nerve damage can also alter the shape of your feet and toes, in which case the use of therapeutic shoes may be necessary.

Another example of a foot issue associated with diabetes is changes to the skin. For some people, the feet begin to get very dry, and the skin might crack. Calluses are also more common occurrences for people with diabetes, because there are high-pressure areas under the foot. If calluses are not treated properly or build up too much, they can break and turn into open sores, or ulcers. Another common foot issue that our Phoenix podiatrist sees in diabetic patients is a lack of circulation. Decreased circulation makes it difficult for the feet to heal properly. As you can see, there are a number of foot problems that diabetes puts you at risk for. At Desert Foot Surgeons, we put an emphasis on keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent these and other similar foot problems.

If you are interested in learning more about the various services provided by our Phoenix podiatrist, we encourage you to visit the informative Desert Foot Surgeons website for some additional details. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, we encourage you to contact our staff for assistance. You can reach us either by phone or online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Desert Foot Surgeons.

Phoenix Diabetic Foot Care
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018