If the thought of our foot surgery in Wheeling IL conjures up images of hospital stays and long recoveries, let us assure you that for dealing with many issues, including pain as a result of ankle sprains, Dr. Spitz can perform minimally invasive surgery that produces typically outstanding results without the challenges and complications that are so often associated with having a surgical procedure.
Ankle sprains are a very common injury of the foot area. There are over 25,000 ankle sprains in America every single day. Before it can be treated effectively, our podiatrist needs to make certain that the situation is actually a sprain. The definition of a sprain is an injury to the ligament. However, it is also true that an injury to the bone (a hairline fracture) or to the muscle (strain) can be mistaken for a sprain. And since the methods for treating them are very different, forming an accurate diagnosis is step one in the process. In order to do so, our podiatrist will do a physical examination and will mostly likely order x-rays. Not all ankle sprains will require our foot surgery in Wheeling IL, but if other methods prove to be insufficient to offer the required results, then minimally invasive surgery (MIS) may be the best option. In such a procedure, Dr. Spitz makes a very small incision and there is less pain, less bleeding, and quicker recovery than traditional foot surgery. In addition, it is done here at our fully-equipped and modern office on an outpatient basis. You will only need local anesthesia for it. No need to be “put under.”
We understand that surgery, even one that is so simple, is not your first choice. But if you can achieve an outcome that will allow you to be free of pain and be able to walk and engage in other activities again, you should consider our foot surgery in Wheeling IL. Call our office today to book an examination and consultation.