foot & ankleorthopedic services

overview

If you’re suffering from foot and ankle problems, you’re not alone. Foot and ankle orthopedic problems affect one out of six people in the United States. We treat all conditions related to the foot and ankle, from plantar fasciitis and stress fractures to complications caused by diabetes.

services & treatment

Many foot and ankle orthopedic issues can be treated with non-surgical options, such as physical therapy or the use of orthotics. We also offer a variety of surgical options for when more conservative treatments are not the right choice. 

Treatments include:
  • Custom orthotics
  • Diabetic foot treatment: By taking a holistic, proactive team approach to diabetic foot treatment, we can help you maintain mobility and avoid the loss of limbs often associated with diabetes. We can help you recognize the warning signs of diabetic foot problems, identify the best shoes for your feet and easily manage infections, such as diabetic foot wounds and ulcers.
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Plantar fasciitis treatment
  • Sprains and fracture treatment
  • Total ankle replacement

Sever’s disease 
We also offer treatment for Sever's disease, a painful heel condition that is found most often in physically active children. It occurs when the growth plate in the lower back of your child’s heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches, becomes inflamed and causes pain. 
Treatment for Sever’s disease includes:
  • Cutting back on sports until the growth plate has healed
  • Applying ice to the heel after activity
  • Stretching
  • Avoiding going barefoot
  • Wearing an orthotic or cast
Sever's disease treatment is typically required only until the two growth areas of the child's heel join together – usually around age 16. There are no known long-term complications.

why Aurora?

Many of our foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons are fellowship trained, which means they have additional training – beyond medical school and residency – with a dedicated focus on the treatment of foot and ankle orthopedics. 

Because of this level of expertise, they can often diagnose conditions based on experience and examinations, instead of ordering costly diagnostic tests such as MRIs or CT scans. This translates to less time and fewer headaches for you and your family.  

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Orthopedic Specialists You Can Trust
When a water-skiing injury threatened Jeff's ability to enjoy one of his favorite activities, he sought out the orthopedic experts at Aurora Health Care. And within only 9 weeks, Jeff was back to his daily routines – which include water skiing.
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