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The Foot and Ankle Service at Stanford Health Care specializes in disorders and diseases of the foot and ankle in adult, young adult and teenage patients. We treat a large spectrum of problems using both surgical and nonsurgical techniques.
Whether you are suffering from a chronic disorder or an acute injury of the foot and ankle, our team of specialty-trained orthopaedic doctors, physical therapists and orthotists can help. We treat people with all types of foot and ankle injuries, disorders and diseases. The goal is to restore function and facilitate a quick return to daily activities, work and sports.
Treatments for ankle and foot problems include nonsurgical options, as well as a variety of surgical procedures. Our experts will work with you to determine the most effective treatment that meets your needs. Learn more about foot and ankle conditions we treat.
Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Foot and Ankle Conditions
Nonsurgical options range from braces to medication:
Athletic aids: Athletic aids help prevent injuries while you are playing sports.
Braces: Braces provide support to injured, weak or damaged foot and ankle bones, or help improve gait and balance.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID): This is a class of medications that reduce inflammation by reducing the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals that promote inflammation, pain and fever.
Orthotic devices: Orthotics foot, heel inserts or braces can help treat various conditions of the foot and ankle.
Physical therapy: Physical therapy may include a regimen of exercise, tissue manipulation and other treatments. The goal is to maximize function in specific body parts to help relieve pain.
Foot and Ankle Pain: Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedures we perform include:
Bunionectomy: This is a surgical removal or realignment of soft tissue and bone around the base of the big toe to relieve pain and restore normal alignment to the joint.
Hammertoe repair: We use this to release the tendons or remove bone to straighten the toe.
Fusions (arthrodesis): Bone or joint fusion surgery, called arthrodesis, fuses two bones on each end of the joint, eliminating the joint itself.
Open reduction and internal fixation: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a two-part surgery used to fix broken bones.
Repair or reconstruction of posterior tibial tendon, peroneal tendons: Surgical procedures to treat and repair torn or damaged tendons of the ankle.
Repair of Achilles tendon tear: Surgical repair of a ruptured or torn Achilles tendon requires stitching the tendon back together.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.