Ankle Surgery Specialist

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics

Podiatry located in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Chicago, IL

If you suffer from any kind of ankle pain, the board-certified physicians at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics, located in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, are experts in foot and ankle surgery. Khalid Husain, DPM; Gene Choi, DPM; Jennifer Kirchens, DPM; and Christina Sarantopoulos, DPM, comprise a top-notch team that provides personalized care for your condition. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Ankle Surgery Q & A

What causes the need for ankle surgery?

There are many different reasons for ankle surgery. A surgical procedure might be needed for:

  • Broken bone repair
  • Torn tendons
  • Torn ligaments
  • Bunion correction
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Ankle joint replacement

If you’re having an issue with your ankle, the experts at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics are leaders and educators in the field of ankle and foot surgery. They provide you with a top-notch, personalized consultation and strategize to give you the best plan for your condition.

What are common causes of foot and ankle fractures?

Since your feet are the foundation of support for your body, it’s easy to break any of their bones. A foot or ankle fracture can be sustained in a number of ways, including:

  • Landing on your foot incorrectly
  • Stubbing your toe
  • Tripping on a rug
  • Dropping a heavy object on your foot
  • Being in a car accident
  • Twisting your foot while playing a sport
  • Falling down

If you have an unfortunate incident and hurt your foot or ankle, the following signs might indicate a break:

  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Deformities
  • Bumps
  • Pain
  • Incapability to put weight on it

If your pain increases rather than resolves, make an appointment as soon as possible with Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics.

How long does it take to recover from ankle surgery?

Your specialist has thorough instructions for you to follow after surgery. On average, you won’t be able to drive for about 10 weeks after surgery, and the timeframe for returning to work is contingent on your occupation. You will simply need to make sure to keep weight or pressure off of your foot for the duration of your healing.

Stitches are removed about 14 days after surgery and it generally takes three to six months before you’re fully healed. It’s possible that the swelling will take up to a full year to subside and for you to get your full range of motion back.

If you’re in pain and think you might be a candidate for foot or ankle surgery, Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics assesses your condition and offers you the highest level of treatment and care. Call the office or book your appointment online today.