Foot And Ankle Surgery

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

Feet are complex structures made up of 26 bones and 33 joints. When a structural problem occurs or you have a chronic ligament condition, James S. Sobiek, MD, and Donald S. Huene, MD, perform foot and ankle surgery. At Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates in Reno, Nevada, and the surrounding communities, patients of all ages rely on these highly skilled orthopedic surgeons to provide pain relief and restore mobility. If you have a condition that requires foot or ankle surgery, call to schedule a consultation or use the convenient online booking system.

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q & A

What conditions may need foot and ankle surgery?

For the most part, foot and ankle conditions can be treated with physical therapy, medications, injections, or other noninvasive methods. However, if you have a chronic condition or disorder that interferes with your ability to wear shoes, walk, or engage in another activity you enjoy, orthopedic surgery may be the only solution that can correct the problem. Common types of foot and ankle surgery include:

  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ankle fractures
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Foot fractures

Depending on the location and severity of your condition, Drs. Sobiek and Huene may be able to perform arthroscopic surgery — a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small camera and tiny surgical tools.

How does foot surgery treat Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is a painful nerve condition in your foot that commonly affects the feeling in your third and fourth toes. Symptoms typically include burning in the ball of your foot that radiates into your toes or a feeling like you have a pebble in your shoe. When physical therapy or steroid injections don’t alleviate pain, surgery may be a last-resort solution.

Decompression surgery for Morton’s neuroma relieves the pressure on the nerve. If a nearby ligament puts pressure on the nerve, removing some of it or cutting the ligament can relieve pain from this condition. In extreme cases, Drs. Sobiek and Huene may need to surgically remove the affected nerve altogether.

How does foot surgery relieve plantar fasciitis pain?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. If you have this condition, the plantar fascia — the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot — becomes inflamed. This leads to pain on the bottom of your foot, usually near your heel, and pain when you walk.

Your doctor at Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates may recommend plantar fascia release surgery to relieve tension on this band of tissue. The surgical procedure typically involves partially cutting the ligament to alleviate tension and relieve pain.

If you suffer from chronic foot or ankle pain, or you’re involved in an injury, Drs. Sobiek and Huene are skilled orthopedic surgeons who carefully evaluate your condition and prescribe effective treatments, including surgery, if necessary.

Call today to schedule an appointment or click the button to book online.