Foot and Ankle Surgery (Podiatry)

The Foot and Ankle Center at Christian Hospital offers the latest surgical treatments for conditions of the foot and ankle including arthritis, diabetic foot and bone fractures.

Foot and ankle surgery is considered to be the last resort when non-surgical approaches fail to alleviate symptoms. Surgical techniques include bunionectomies, joint fusion and surgical reconstruction. Below are some common foot and ankle conditions treated at the Podiatry Center.

Foot and Ankle

  • Adult-acquired flatfoot – condition of the feet in which the arch of the instep is flattened and the entire sole touches the ground
  • Bunion – an enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe
  • Claw toe – a toe that “claws” digging down into the sole of the foot creating painful calluses
  • Corn – small calloused areas of skin caused by local pressure irritating tissue over bone
  • Fracture of the heel bone – a break in the heel bone most often caused by a fall 
  • Hammertoe – a toe that is bent because of a weakened muscle
  • Ingrown toenail – disorder caused by the growth of a toenail into the surrounding skin 
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture/dislocation – a dislocation of the midfoot commonly caused by stepping into a hole or falling forward
  • Peroneal tendonitis – problems with two tendons that lie behind the outer ankle bone
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – chronic joint inflammation and pain in the foot or ankle
  • Stress fracture – a fracture caused by repetitive stress on a bone in the foot or ankle
  • Achilles tendon injury – inflammation in the tendon of the calf muscle where it attaches to the heel bone
  • Ankle sprain – a common musculoskeletal injury in which the ligaments of the ankle partially or completely tear
  • Unstable ankle – a chronic condition of ankle instability
  • Chronic lateral ankle pain – a recurring pain on the outside of the ankle
  • Diabetic foot – a condition that develops from a combination of poor circulation and neuropathy (loss of ability to feel pain)
  • Fracture of the talus – a break in the talus bone that connects the leg and the foot
  • Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus) – a condition that causes limited movement in the big toe
  • Peroneal tendon tear – a tear in the peroneal tendon located on the outer side of the ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot

For more information on foot and ankle surgery, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.