Foot pain and stiffness can seriously affect your ability to get around comfortably, which in turn can decrease your quality of life.
Most foot problems heal naturally or with physical therapy, but in some cases, surgery may be the best solution.
Through a variety of treatment options, board-certified foot surgeon Andrew Ebert, MD, in Austin, TX, can get you back on your feet.
I Have Severe Foot Pain Am I the Only One Out There?
Not at all. According to Healthinaging.org:
If you are over 65, there's a chance you may be the one out of three people who live with stiff, aching feet. Pain in the feet for active younger people can be caused by aching muscles and stress on their foot bones.
Suffering from foot or ankle pain? Contact Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin to request a consultation with Dr. Ebert today. We have fully equipped, modern offices in Lakeway, Cedar Park, and Austin, TX, for your convenience.
How Can Foot Surgery Improve My Life?
Do simple activities like putting weight on your foot cause you to wince with pain? Foot or ankle treatment at our Austin-area surgical practice can help overcome injuries.
Many foot, toe, and ankle conditions can make walking or exercise painful. Surgery can help get you moving again.
Giving up exercise or favorite activities due to foot or ankle pain can lead to weight gain, depression, and other health issues. Dr. Ebert can use his vast surgical training to help you enjoy your life again.
Top-Quality Care From Specialists Who Put You First
It is the mission of Dr. Ebert and all our orthopedic specialists to use the latest in technology to provide the least-invasive treatment option possible while still achieving a rapid recovery.
We keep our patient's needs and goals as a top priority when developing custom treatment plans to heal their foot pain. If we recommend surgery, it is because other minimally invasive options have not, or would not, treat your pain.
When you choose Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, you can be sure you are receiving the exact care you need to get you feeling your best as quickly as possible.
High Praise From an Austin, TX, Patient
"Had my Posterior Tibialis Tendon surgery by Dr. Andrew Ebert about 9 weeks ago. He did an amazing job repairing my foot which was literally deformed by a sports injury ten years ago. He is a very skilled surgeon as I had very little pain after surgery ... John Wong
DPM vs. Orthopedic Surgeon What's the Difference?
Both an orthopedic surgeon and a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) treat problems with the foot and ankle. However, only an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to treat complex problems involving bones, tendons, nerves, and muscles of the foot and ankle. It is a common misconception that you only need to see an orthopedic surgeon when you need surgery. Our orthopedic specialists attempt all possible non-invasive treatment options before recommending surgery, making them effective healers at every stage of foot and ankle pain.
Typical Foot and Ankle Issues Dr. Ebert Treats
A hammertoe is a painful condition that typically results from wearing shoes that are too narrow and lack support. If conservative treatments have not worked, or if your condition is already too severe, Dr. Ebert can help relieve your pain and discomfort through hammertoe correction surgery. The function of your foot can be restored by repositioning your toe, removing the deformed bone tissue, or realigning your tendons.
Oftentimes, patients with toe pain can find relief by just resting and using a splint. However, in more severe cases, Dr. Ebert can perform toe surgery using minimally invasive techniques to help you get back on your feet and back to doing the activities you enjoy. Toe surgery can help relieve bunions, repair tendons, repair nerves, and much more.
A heel spur occurs when there is an excess amount of calcium deposits on the heel bone. That extra calcium protrudes and causes a painful heel spur. Dr. Ebert can help treat heel pain and discomfort through an exercise plan, a change in your shoes, different shoe inserts, athletic tape, and less-invasive heel surgery.
Your plantar fascia is a long ligament that runs from your heel to your toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed, it can be very painful. In most cases, physical therapy, night splints, and custom-fitted orthotics can be enough to relieve the pain associated with the inflamed ligament. However, for severe plantar fasciitis, or a tear in your plantar fascia, surgery may be necessary.
When the symptoms of arthritis can no longer be relieved through rest and non-invasive therapies, an ankle replacement may be suggested. This surgery replaces your ankle joint with an artificial implant. Ankle replacements are usually the last option after all other non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments were unsuccessful. People who receive an ankle replacement are able to once again enjoy their favorite activities pain-free.
5-Star Reviews From Our Austin, TX, Patients
Really helpful, and knowledgeable. Dr came up with the right solution for me. I’m glad to have him as my foot specialist. Office staff and nurse both courteous and open.View on Google
I've had 2 surgeries Dr. Ebert - foot and ankle, and Dr. Catlett for hip replacement. Both great doctors and great surgeons. Very happy I went to them for those problems.View on Google