There are no foot or ankle conditions that can’t be helped to some degree with targeted treatment. Even if a condition is permanent, many measures can still be taken to increase a patient’s comfort and quality of life.
At Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, we always pursue conservative treatments whenever possible and have a wide range of treatment methods ranging from the tried-and-true to the state-of-the-art. We seek the most effective means of care that will best meet a patient’s needs and provide the least amount of inconvenience.
However, if conservative measures do not or will not work, we are skilled in surgical intervention when necessary.
Learn more about some of our many service areas and treatment methods below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Orthotic devices—sometimes called arch supports—are inserted into a patient’s shoes to correct problems in the feet and ankles. While over-the-counter orthotics can relieve mild symptoms, custom-made orthotics are molded to the individual patient’s foot, treating the problem as efficiently as possible.
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is our technologically advanced method for treating certain forms of soft tissue pain and injury. MLS therapy activates the body’s own natural healing processes to encourage better pain relief, reduction of swelling, and faster recovery times.
If there is a need for more than conservative measures to provide effective relief, surgery may be considered as an option.
Our doctors specialize in many forms of surgery, including:
If surgery is a consideration, we will be certain to describe all your options and answer any questions you may have. We want you to move forward with your decision on care with the utmost confidence.
Lapiplasty is a new way of correcting bunions that is less invasive than fusion surgery and is designed to shift and correct the rotation of the deviated bone for better long-term results. Titanium plates are used to ensure that the joint does not deviate again and the fixation placement allows for weight-bearing within one week of surgery.
Do You Need to Speak to a Podiatrist?
If foot pain is keeping you from working or completing everyday activities, the doctors at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle can develop a treatment plan to stop the pain and get you back on your feet. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at (541) 776-3338 to get started.