Patients often treat chronic and painful foot ailments for years, unwilling to consider surgery unless there’s no other option. In our podiatry office, we always begin with conservative treatments such as custom orthotics or therapeutic laser treatments, only turning to surgery as a last resort. However, sometimes a surgical procedure is the best—or only—way to overcome your condition and return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Board-certified podiatrist Joel Foster is dedicated to helping patients overcome painful foot and ankle conditions as quickly and economically as possible, even when treatment includes surgery. That’s why we offer minimally invasive surgical procedures for various ailments right on the premises.

What Is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Traditional open surgeries require a big incision and opening up the skin and tissues of the toes or foot. In contrast, a minimally invasive procedure requires one or two tiny incisions made with a small rotary tool, and the necessary surgical instruments are inserted under the skin.  Limited opening of the wound allows for less pain and faster healing, and closure often requires a single stitch.

Foot conditions that are frequently resolved using minimally invasive techniques include:

  • Foot deformities (such as conditions where prominent, bony bumps rub painfully against the inside of your shoe)
  • Painful corns between toes
  • Bunions and tailor’s bunions
  • Hammertoes (a condition where bent toe joints become stuck in an arched, hammer-like position)
  • Many other conditions

Should I Have Foot Surgery in an Outpatient Clinic?

Joel Foster, DPM, is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), a qualified associate of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS), and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. His proficiency in nerve surgery, limb salvage, and forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction make him the ideal choice for minimally invasive surgery. Our in-house procedures typically have less downtime and fewer overall costs associated with surgical procedures.

If you’re tired of living with foot pain, minimally invasive surgery could be the solution you’re looking for. Please call us today at 816-246-4222 or fill out our online contact form to request a callback.

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