Foot Deformity

What are Foot Deformities?

Foot deformities refer to a range of structural abnormalities in the feet that can be present from birth (congenital) or develop over time due to various factors. These deformities can affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the foot, leading to changes in shape, function, and, often, pain. They can impact an individual’s ability to walk, wear shoes, or engage in regular activities without discomfort.

Deformities can arise from various causes, including genetic factors, underlying medical conditions, injuries, or improper footwear. Addressing foot deformities often requires a multi-faceted approach, from conservative treatments like orthotics to surgical interventions. Specialists like Dr. Dalal at Sole Focus Foot and Ankle possess the expertise to diagnose, manage, and treat such deformities, ensuring patients regain optimal foot function and quality of life.

Dr. Michaels Says:

“We use the most natural treatments available to this which means usually an external support of some kind.   There are numerous different devices we use but the most common recommendation is to wear good shoes and custom foot orthotics.  We have all of the best devices that get people back to doing what they love in house and most are covered by your insurance plan.”

Foot Deformity Treatment Options

At the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, we correct minor to severe foot and ankle deformities. Utilizing the most advanced techniques, we can reverse years of damage in a way that produces excellent results and gets you back on your feet immediately in most cases.  We do such advanced repairs that using small single stitch portals produces immediate weight bearing in many instances. If you have to have foot or ankle surgery, consider coming to us for this.  If you have another physician that is recommending surgery, please make an appointment with us to ensure you are getting an appropriate procedure performed.