The pain and functional challenges incurred with foot and ankle problems can often have a dramatic effect on a patients' quality of life, both at work and private.
Advances in technology, newer surgical techniques and differing modalities are enabling us to better address these challenges more fully, be the symptoms from deformity or misalignment, functional or structural, prior surgery, chronic repetitive and cumulative injury. Many of these cases may demand both innovative and integrative solutions, from conservative and palliative recommendations, to surgical procedures.
In reality, does one have a structural issue or rather functional symptoms.
Not only does a good history provide this information, but we can use many diagnostic tests (imaging) to help make a definitive diagnosis and therefore enable the appropriate treatment recommendations.
The office is equipped with fluoroscopy and ultrasound initially, if need be we refer out to local imaging, MRI, CT, and nuclear facilities. Active staff and surgical privileges are maintained at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC Davies Campus) and the Bay Surgery Center in Oakland.