Are you bothered by flat feet because of pain or diminished athletic performance? At Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California in Auburn and Grass Valley, California, outstanding foot and ankle surgeon Marc Claydon, DPM, offers flat feet reconstruction surgery when conservative treatments haven’t worked to relieve discomfort. Call the office to learn more about the procedure, or request an appointment online today.
Flat feet reconstruction is a surgery that reconstructs (repairs) the shape of your feet due to a condition called flat feet. If you have flat feet, your foot arches touch the floor when you stand up or move around. While not necessarily a cause for concern, flat feet can be painful or lead to issues with mobility in some people.
Flat foot reconstruction is a surgery that repairs your foot’s ligaments and tendons to correct deformities and restore a more natural foot arch.
To determine if flat feet reconstruction is right for you, Dr. Claydon discusses your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. He examines your feet and ankles during a physical exam and may order X-rays or other imaging procedures.
If conservative treatments, such as ice therapy, medications, custom orthotics, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, or altering your footwear, haven’t worked, surgery may be the next best option.
Before flat feet reconstruction surgery, Dr. Claydon numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you relax or fall asleep. He makes an incision, reconstructs tissues within your feet, and closes the incisions before taking you to a recovery area. You can go home the same day or the day after, but have a family member or friend drive you.
After flat feet reconstruction surgery, you can expect to wear a cast or splint. Keep the treated foot elevated as much as possible and ice the area to reduce swelling and speed up healing.
Get plenty of rest and avoid bearing weight on the affected foot until Dr. Claydon gives you the okay. You can gradually begin participating in weight-bearing activities. He may recommend inserts, an ankle brace, or physical therapy. Call the Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California office with any questions you may have during your recovery.
To find out if flat feet reconstruction is right for you, call the Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California office or request an appointment online today.