Helping patients resolve injuries and other issues with non-surgical methods is a goal for many podiatrists, but at Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center, it’s more than that—it’s a foundational component of our commitment to providing the best possible care.
However, while we’re dedicated to helping patients avoid surgery whenever possible, there are times when a surgical approach offers the best chance for a full recovery. Our skilled Arizona podiatric surgeon, Dr. John (Todd) Cox, DPM, offers wide-ranging surgical options for Prescott-Quad Cities area patients ages four and up. As an experienced and conscientious foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Cox recommends surgery when it’s both necessary and beneficial.
We Don’t Rush Patients Into Surgery Unless We Have To
In most cases, we prefer a conservative approach to care by prioritizing therapies like activity modification, immobilization, physical therapy, custom orthotics, and other non-invasive measures before considering surgical options. But when foot and ankle problems don’t respond to conservative treatments, a surgical solution may be necessary to relieve pain, restore function, and regain mobility.
On the other hand, certain injuries—such as severe fractures, Achilles tendon ruptures, and other acute traumatic injuries—often require prompt surgical intervention.
Then there are progressive foot conditions, like bunions and hammer toes, that can worsen over time. Though podiatrists can often help patients manage these issues with conservative means, eliminating them requires surgical correction.
Regardless of your needs and goals, you can trust our caring and capable podiatrist to work with you to determine the appropriate course of care.
Foot and Ankle Conditions Surgery Can Address
Podiatric surgery may be indicated for severe sports injuries, acute traumas, deformities, and complications of medical conditions that can affect the feet and ankles. At our conveniently located office in Prescott, we routinely perform surgical procedures for the following foot and ankle problems:
- Ingrown toenails
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Achilles tendon tears and ruptures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs (and other bone spurs)
- Hammer toes (and mallet and claw toes)
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Metatarsal joint issues
We offer comprehensive surgical options to meet our patients’ complex needs, ranging from minimally invasive procedures to total foot or ankle reconstruction. For added patient comfort and convenience, we perform many of these surgeries on an outpatient basis here at our state-of-the-art facility in Central Arizona.
Recovering From a Foot or Ankle Surgery
Patients considering foot or ankle surgery are often concerned about the recovery process, specifically: how long it will take, what it will entail, and whether it will be painful. While your recovery largely depends on your condition and the surgery performed, Dr. Cox will thoroughly explain the procedure, what to expect while you recover, and how to get back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.
Our caring podiatry team is here to support you every step of the way on your road to recovery. We’ll help you navigate post-operative instructions, follow-up appointments, activity modification, physical therapy, and more.
Don’t Put Off the Care You Need to Get Back on Your Feet
We understand that undergoing surgery is a significant decision, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your treatment plan. Our compassionate podiatrist takes the time to listen, address concerns, provide clear explanations, and work with you to achieve your podiatric goals.
Did You Suffer an Acute Foot or Ankle Injury? Skip the Emergency Room and Make a Same-Day Appointment With Our Specialist
Sports injuries and other acute traumas can’t wait for care. At Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center, we offer urgent and emergency appointments that let you skip the long wait times and uncertainty of an emergency room visit and be seen by a podiatric surgical expert. Text us at 928-445-4898 to ask about the availability of a same-day appointment.