Dr. Anthony Spitz, DPM
Dr. Spitz is one of the few podiatrists in Illinois who can correct flat feet through HyProCure, a minimally invasive surgery. The outpatient surgery leaves you with less scarring, pain, and a quicker recovery time.
During the procedure, Dr. Spitz makes a small incision and places a small titanium stent between the ankle and heel bones. The device realigns and stabilizes your hindfoot and moves your foot, ankle, hips, and knees back into proper alignment.
Bunions Q & A
As technology continues to innovate every aspect of our lives, from how we drive our cars to how we clean our houses, surgical procedures have not only improved their methods but also expanded the list of conditions that they can treat.
A wide array of simple surgeries has been developed throughout the years to address many foot and ankle problems, including HyProCure.
Some of the conditions that no longer require the use of complex surgical procedures due to technological advances are:
So, if you are experiencing foot or ankle problems, don’t avoid getting help just because you are worried or nervous about having surgery!
The longer you wait to address the condition, the more likely your chances are of needing to undergo more complicated surgeries in the future to correct a problem that maybe wasn’t even all that serious to begin with.
Little feet grow quickly, but caring for them can mean more than making sure they’re supplied with properly fitting shoes a few times each year.
As children’s feet develop, you might see abnormal forms of standing and walking. These can include:
The good news is that, in most cases, these abnormalities tend to resolve themselves as your child ages. They can be a natural part of foot structure and motor skills forming.
That being said, it is still worth it to keep periodic track of these types of conditions to make sure there are no underlying causes or concerns. Arches that disappear entirely, for example, might need to be addressed—and the sooner they are, the better it will likely be for your child as their feet mature and become rigid.
Two treatment options we offer that are particularly beneficial for pediatric flatfoot conditions are custom orthotic therapy and HyProCure. Both work to improve foot positioning–including providing support for foot arches–in different ways:
Fortunately, most conditions responsible for heel pain can be easily treated and corrected with a variety of conservative methods or minimally invasive surgical procedures. These include options like:
Heel pain is a frustrating condition, but you can see there is absolutely hope for you. Your custom treatment plan may incorporate any of the above elements–all with the ultimate goal of putting your pain in the past.