Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Care

A broad array of conservative to surgical treatment options

When it comes to your feet and ankles ...

Considering that the average person walks about 100,000 miles during his or her lifetime, it makes sense that many people experience foot problems by the time they reach their golden years. 

However, because feet and ankles are key to a patient’s mobility and independence, the goal is to diagnose the condition and start with conservative options and then progress to surgical procedures if more aggressive treatment is warranted.

Conditions treated/Clinical services provided

Our skilled orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon addresses numerous conditions, injuries and illnesses such as: 

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle replacement
  • Treatment of degenerative conditions such as progressive flatfoot deformity, hammertoe deformity and Morton's neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis and bunions
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Foot- and ankle-related trauma

What you need to know about foot and ankle conditions

You will be cared for by numerous members of our team, working under the direction and supervision of our physicians:

Christopher T. Edwards, M.D.

William E. Saar, D.O. 


Our advanced practice providers—Robyn M. McNamee, PA-C, and Rebecca Zahniser, PA-C—work with the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle team physicians to assist them during surgery and office hours. 

To request an appointment, call 1-866-874-7483 or click here. 

 

 

Understanding your treatment plan and medications

Your physician or advanced practice provider will carefully evaluate your symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. This may include the use of braces or splints, injections, physical therapy, medications or surgery. 

Medications are prescribed only as necessary. For most patients with tendonitis, arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, anti-inflammatory medications or steroids are typically prescribed for pain relief. Due to their addictive potential, narcotic medications (also called controlled substances) are prescribed only for patients who have had surgery or are diagnosed with significant, acute injuries.  

When to see a doctor

Mild pain that occurs with activity can generally be controlled with self-help measures. Rest and the use of over-the-counter medications – such as aspirin and ibuprofen – are usually effective in treating mild cases. When pain becomes more severe or persistent, it may be necessary to see your doctor. You should seek medical attention when the pain:

  • Occurs when you are not involved in an activity
  • Cannot be relieved by rest or reduced by over-the-counter medications
  • Interferes with your ability to perform daily activities, such as walking or climbing stairs
  • Awakens you from sleep