It’s our feet and ankles that literally support us through life, so there’s few things more frustrating than pain and discomfort in the lower extremities. Complications in the feet and ankles can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, which can seriously impact your quality of life. Our podiatric providers and board certified podiatric surgeon provide unmatched experience in treating the appearance and function of the feet/ankles. Prairie Orthopaedics offers a variety of treatment and care options for the following conditions in order to alleviate discomfort and get you back on your feet again!
Diabetic Foot Care
If you have diabetes, it’s important to have regular medical check ups to detect and treat any issues before they become more serious. Prairie Orthopaedics offers comprehensive diabetic foot care services, including inspections, routine nail care, surgical care, and more.
Prairie Orthopaedics provides care for post-surgery wounds, diabetes-related wounds, and other open sores. It’s important to receive professional care for any lower extremity wounds to help prevent infection.
We provide care for patients who are at risk for foot and leg amputation due to diabetes, infections, or other serious diseases. Limb preservation methods include both surgical and nonsurgical practices.
Foot and ankle deformities can be the result of injury, birth defect, infection, or disease. Prairie Orthopaedics treats deformities in the lower extremities associated with ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones.
Ankle Sprains and Arthroscopy
An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch and tear. Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that we use to diagnose and treat problems in the ankle.
Correction of Bunions and Hammertoes
A bunion is a dislocation of the joint in the big toe and a hammertoe is the contracture of one of the smaller toes, both of which can be extremely painful. These conditions are often caused by the hereditary faulty structure of the foot as well as the rubbing of the toes against tapered shoes.
Treatment of Nerve, Skin, and Nail Conditions
Prairie Orthopaedics offers treatment for common nerve, skin, and nail conditions in the lower extremities, including calluses, fungus, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, athlete’s foot, and more.
Flat Feet and Neurological Foot Treatment
Flat feet are the result of a collapsed arch that causes the entire foot to lay flat when standing. Flat feet can cause foot pain, difficulty stretching and standing, swelling of the feet and ankles, and dry, flaky skin.
Treatment of Arthritis
Arthritis in the feet and ankles can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Prairie Orthopaedics offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of arthritis in the lower extremities to relieve pain and make performing tasks on your feet easier.
Total Ankle Replacement
A total ankle replacement may be recommended to those who have advanced arthritis and/or ankle pain that interferes with daily activities. A total ankle replacement involves removing damaged cartilage and bone, and replacing it with prosthetic components.
Ankle Fracture Care and Repair
A fractured ankle can range from a simple crack in the bone to multiple breaks that force the ankle out of place. Ankle fractures must be treated carefully so the patient regains full mobility.
Sports Medicine and Biomechanics
Sports related injuries are common in the lower extremities. In sports podiatry, the mechanics of the foot (the way we walk, run, etc.) are analyzed and treated to improve lower limb function.
Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs along the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is common in runners.
Achilles tendonitis involves inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects calf muscles to the heel bone, causing severe pain and discomfort. This condition is caused by a sudden increase in physical activity, tight calf muscles, and bone spurs.