Foot and Ankle Surgery in Vista CA

 

If there’s an underappreciated part of our body, it would be the foot. While our foot has a very important role in our mobility and our daily activities, we rarely give it proper attention. Many of us wear high heels or uncomfortable footwear to look nice while actually it is hurting our body structure.

There are various conditions related to the foot and ankle that can be really disturbing, causing pain, and preventing us from experiencing our fullest lives. Those conditions can be minor like a sprained ankle, foot wounds, ingrown toenails or serious conditions like arthritis, fracture, flatfoot, and others.

Medical professionals who help treating conditions in the lower extremities are known as podiatrists or also commonly known as foot doctors. Podiatrists are trained in all health aspects of the lower extremities and also trained in surgical procedures. If you are looking for Vista CA Podiatrist, we are highly recommended Dr. Berthelsen, a board certified podiatrist, at the Foundation Foot & Ankle clinic.

While most of foot and ankle conditions and disorders can be treated non surgically, there are certain conditions that require surgical treatment. When you feel chronic pain every time you walk or you suffer from severe injuries, you may need surgery to fix the problem. Conditions such as ankle arthroscopy, hammertoe and other serious conditions causing limited movement due to severe pain may require surgery.

Surgery is usually the last option and only recommended when the other treatment options won’t be able to deliver optimum results. The podiatrist will examine and review your conditions before giving advice on whether you’ll need surgical treatment or not.

When surgery is advised, it is very common to feel nervous. Surgery is always an invasive procedure and it will take a long recovery time, not to mention possible risks and side effects. But, that said, foot and ankle surgery can give huge benefits including:

  • Reducing or even stop the pain in the foot and ankle area
  • Correction of deformity in the foot and ankle area
  • Improving gait stability
  • Improving movement

More importantly, you will have freedom of movement without suffering pain. You can do various activities including sports, dance, hiking and other things you love. Moreover, advanced surgical procedures and technology combined with the skill and experience of the podiatrist can minimize the risks.

Don’t hesitate to come to the Foundation Foot & Ankle clinic to consult with Dr. Berthelsen. This clinic has advanced equipment ensuring you can be diagnosed precisely. It also has team of highly trained medical professionals to deliver the best course of treatment. When it comes to foot and ankle surgery, you’re in good hands at Foundation Foot & Ankle.