At Complete Foot & Ankle Care, conservative treatment options are always used as our first line of attack. However, there are times when these measures just aren’t enough to provide you with the relief you need to maintain your preferred quality of life.
When surgery becomes a necessary consideration, you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Brad Hayman is board-certified in podiatric surgical procedures. Whether you need help repairing a broken bone or ruptured tendon, assistance with arthritis or nerve pain, or relief from toe deformity discomfort, your feet and ankles are in good hands!
Foot and Ankle Surgeries We Perform
There are many different podiatric surgical procedures, but some are more common than others. Here is a sneak peek at just a few surgeries we perform under various conditions. Keep in mind that all of these procedures will be discussed thoroughly with you after all other options have been explored. We will explain exactly what is involved, what you can expect, and answer any questions you may have to calm concerns and ensure that you feel comfortable and confident deciding whether or not the surgery is something you want to pursue.
Tackling Toe Deformities
- Bunions – these occur when the big toe joint moves out of alignment, forcing the toe to drift inward and the joint itself to jut outward. Non-invasive treatments focus on minimizing symptoms and slowing progression; however, if pain becomes unbearable and interferes with daily and other activities, surgery is the only option to actually correct the condition. There are variations to this surgery, and what’s best for you depends on the severity of the problem, lifestyle, and age, among other factors. Procedures will realign the joint and keep it in a proper position.
- Hammertoes – often exacerbated by small shoes that scrunch toes into a curled position, this condition—most often seen in the second toe—is characterized by the middle toe joint pushing upward, forcing the tip to bend down and the toe itself to resemble the head of a hammer. This abnormal position can cause discomfort and result in painful corns. Left untreated, it can stiffen to the point of being stuck and unable to straighten without surgical intervention.
Mending Broken Bones
- Complex fractures, where the ends of the break are jagged or have pierced the skin, must be surgically repaired to heal correctly and restore function. Sometimes severe trauma or a condition called Charcot's foot can result in several crushed or collapsed bones that need complete reconstruction. There are also situations in which arthritic joints need to have hardware surgically implanted to regain stability and mobility. Finally, bone spurs often associated with plantar fasciitis (a source of heel pain) may sometimes have to be removed to ease painful symptoms with which they can be associated.
Taking Care of Tendons
- There are times when tendons and other tissues need repair to end chronic problems and restore their supportiveness. Such situations include an Achilles tendon that has ruptured or a plantar fascia (the band of tissues spanning your arch) that needs to be released due to tightness and inflammation causing heel pain.
Find out about some of our surgical techniques and other foot and ankle surgeries—such as our neuroma and hematoma procedures—by contacting or dialing (928) 775-5285 to reach our Prescott Valley location.