Foot and Ankle Services
Crystal Clinic’s orthopedic foot and ankle specialists treat common conditions such as arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, foot and ankle fractures and tendon injuries. We also treat uncommon problems such as complex revisions and trauma. While podiatrists often care for many of the same conditions that orthopedic foot and ankle physicians treat, our education differs significantly.
Orthopedic foot and ankle specialists attend four years of medical school, studying the whole human body. After medical school, a five-year orthopedic residency follows, which focuses on orthopedics in general, including the spine, total joints, hand, shoulder, foot and ankle. Joint biomechanics and the physics of orthopedic hardware design and function are also included in that training. Beyond that, another year is spent in fellowship training, with that time specifically devoted to foot and ankle conditions and care. This is a total of 10 years of education and training.
Due to our additional qualifications, we are able to get to the root of your foot and ankle pain. You’d be surprised to know how often patients come in with what they believe is a foot issue, but is actually a lumbar spine issue, including stenosis or degenerative disc disease. There’s significant interplay between the biomechanics of the spine, hips, knees, and feet. Our broad medical training helps us to distinguish where the real problem lies.
Just because we’re surgeons doesn’t mean we’re always eager to operate. Most foot and ankle conditions can be treated non-surgically, but if surgery is required, you can feel confident that you’ll receive state-of-the-art care and treatment from our physicians. Crystal Clinic’s expertise has earned the “#1 in Orthopaedic Surgery” ranking from CareChex.