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Foot and Ankle
Pain or loss of function in the foot and ankle can seriously impair your quality of life and keep you from your daily activities. It can be due to trauma, arthritis, deformity or other diseases. At the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, our highly trained specialists care for a wide range of foot and ankle disorders, from the most common to the most complex.
With our comprehensive approach to both conservative and surgical treatments, as well as our state-of-the-art technology and resources, we will get you back on your feet and back to normal activity.
The Orthopedics Institute is home to one of only two foot and ankle orthopedists in the state of Rhode Island. Our foot and ankle services focus on the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, deformity, arthritis and other diseases of the foot and ankle.
Procedures include ankle replacements, fusion surgery, forefoot surgery, treatment for bunions and sports-related injuries, deformity correction and fracture repair. Our specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions in both adult and adolescent patients.
We understand how important it is for you to be back on your feet as soon as possible. That's why whenever possible, we treat foot and ankle disorders with conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or braces, before surgery. If these nonsurgical treatments do not relieve your pain and restore your function, our highly skilled surgeons and state-of-the-art technology will work with you to plan the best treatment based on your specific needs and condition. This ensures that when you come to the Orthopedics Institute for foot and ankle treatments, you leave with the optimal patient care experience and recovery plan, specifically suited to you.
Conditions frequently seen include:
- Ankle or foot arthritis
- Hammer toes
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Diabetes-related foot problems
- Deformities of the foot, such as flat foot or high arch
- Foot and ankle trauma or fractures