Foot and Ankle
The foot and ankle are some of the most injury prone parts of the human body. They are in constant use and undergo a great deal of stress. Injuries and pain in these areas are quite debilitating and often limit mobility for those affected. If you are experiencing pain or have had an injury that is keeping you from your normal activities. It may be time to visit a specialist. Orthopedic specialists, also known as orthopedic surgeons, expertly diagnose and treat orthopedic issues, like foot pain, ankle dysfunction, deformity or trauma.
An orthopedic surgeon will perform an examination, make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. Treatment options can range from a total knee replacement (surgery) to simple, non-surgical pain management. Your surgeon should thoroughly explain your option and the projected outcomes for each situation.
At the Loma Linda University Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery, you’ll find a facility and staff focused on you. It is our goal to continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ “to make man whole”. We aim to treat all of our patients with the same love and compassion of the ultimate healer.
We know the medical needs and circumstances of each patient are different and tailor treatment options to best serve you. Our physicians take time to understand your concerns, educate you about the problem and recommended treatments. Each treatment plan is customized and driven by you, the patient. We believe that you, with the guidance and expertise of our surgeons, are the best person to decide which treatment will be most beneficial for your long term health. Our team is here to support you as you lead the way to your own recovery.
Our surgeons are authorities within their area of interest and have dedicated their lives to treating patients with conditions very similar to your own. In fact, our physicians are responsible for developing and teaching the latest techniques and technology to their colleagues and residents. They also often take on complex cases that other clinics refuse to treat; sometimes fixing failed surgeries done at other clinics. All of this means that when you come in to our clinic with a foot or ankle problem, you’ll see an orthopedic expert that enjoys healing the feet and ankles.
Foot and ankle conditions treated
The support staff at Loma Linda allow our physicians to do what they do best, treat patients. Our family of highly skilled caregivers are capable of treating a very large array of foot and ankle conditions that include:
- General foot pain
- Sports injuries
- Hammer toes
- Club foot
- Pediatric deformities
Our care providers are trained and experienced in all areas of orthopedic treatment, surgical and beyond. While we are a surgical center, our focus is on providing the treatment that the patient wants and needs even if that is not surgery.
Our surgeons are very particular about uniquely treating every condition and patient. Occasionally, surgery is not the only or best option for our patients. In these cases, our surgeons may prescribe one or a combination of the following nonsurgical therapy options:
- Physical Therapy
- Injections (cortisone)
- Inflammation Management
- NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflamitory Drug) Therapy
- Hot/Cold Treatment
- Platelet rich plasma injections
- Stem Cell
- Weight loss/diet
- Nonprescription medication and supplements
We offer a complete range of surgical treatment options including the following:
- Hammertoe correction
- Fracture and ligament repair
- Surgical fusion
- Total ankle replacement
- Revision of failed foot and ankle procedures
- Deformity correction
- Plantar fascia release
- Gastrocnemius recession