While our doctors are experienced at treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, they have also received specialized training in a few select areas.
Ankle and foot reconstructive surgery
Our doctors have extensive experience and training in ankle and foot reconstructive surgery. In some cases foot and ankle deformities caused by congenital defects, arthritis, trauma, and previous surgeries may require surgery. Our doctors will evaluate your individual case and determine the appropriate surgical or non-surgical treatment.
A common foot deformity, bunions gradually alter the angle of your bones in your big toe. Bunions can be extremely painful, making daily activities difficult. Our doctors will work with you to determine the most suitable treatment for your bunions. If surgery is necessary, we select the procedure based on the extent of your deformity, your activity level, and other factors. Recovery period varies based on the procedure performed, and the overall goal of the surgery is to reduce your pain.
Diabetic wounds and related reconstruction
For people with diabetes, seeking immediate treatment for sores on their feet can greatly diminish the chance of infection – and potential amputation. Treatments are designed to emphasize limb salvage, reconstruction, and the overall prevention of diabetic-related disorders. All three doctors in the practice work with area orthotists and prosthetists to make sure that our patients ambulatory needs are met.
We specialize in wound care. The majority of hard-to-heal wounds are in the lower extremities. Dr. Banks and Dr. Maxka completed fellowships with extensive training in healing lower extremity wounds. We have many successful outcomes.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. This is very common condition in the feet, which may worsen over time.
Patients suffering from chronic heel pain (i.e., plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome) can receive non-surgical treatment successfully in more than 90-percent of cases. Our doctors offer a comprehensive approach that incorporates many modalities including custom foot orthotics, physical therapy, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).
Diabetic shoes, custom orthotics, foot & ankle products
Our office offers custom fitting of diabetic shoes and custom orthotics designed to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. This program is designed to keep our diabetic patients walking and active while taking care to prevent sores from developing on their feet.