Foot and Ankle Clinic of MidFlorida
Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Sebring, FL
If you have chronic pain or disability from a foot or ankle injury, you may be a candidate for surgery. Experienced foot and ankle surgeon Paul Ebanks, DPM, FACFAS, offers comprehensive surgical care at Foot and Ankle Clinic of MidFlorida in Sebring, Florida. Dr. Ebanks customizes a surgical plan that focuses on restoring the health of your foot or ankle and providing you with long-lasting relief from pain and other symptoms of foot and ankle conditions. Learn more about your options for foot surgery by calling Foot and Ankle Clinic of MidFlorida, or you can request an appointment online now.
Foot Surgery Q & A
Why do I need foot surgery?
Foot surgery is often a last resort option for addressing chronic foot conditions that aren’t treatable with conservative methods.
There are a wide variety of conditions that may require foot surgery to correct underlying issues that interfere with your mobility and quality of life. As an experienced foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Ebanks may recommend surgery for:
- Heel spurs
- Ankle instability
- Soft tissue tears
- Infected ingrown toenails
You may also need surgery to address the effects of chronic arthritis that damage the joints in the feet and ankles.
What types of foot surgery are available?
The type of surgery you need depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms. Dr. Ebanks uses both minimally invasive techniques and open surgery to make repairs to your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. He also offers surgery to address broken or fractured bones in your feet or ankles.
If you have chronic pain and disability due to instability or arthritis damage in your ankle joint, Dr. Ebanks provides comprehensive joint replacement surgery.
How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?
Everyone heals in their own time after foot or ankle surgery. The goals of your recovery are to ensure the treatment area has enough time to heal properly and that you regain your mobility as soon as you’re able.
Dr. Ebanks can determine how much time you need off of work and your usual activities as he creates your surgical plan. He can discuss what to expect during your initial surgery evaluation.
Following your surgery, you may need to schedule downtime to rest while your body begins healing. As you can increase your activity, you may need to wear special shoes or use crutches to keep pressure off your feet and ankles.
Dr. Ebanks may also recommend physical therapy if you had surgery to repair damaged muscles or broken bones. Therapy can help you regain strength in your legs and feet to support mobility and reduce your risk for additional injuries.
To find out if you’re a candidate for foot surgery, schedule an appointment at Foot and Ankle Clinic of MidFlorida by phone or online today.