Dr. Randy Davidson specializes in procedures of the foot and ankle. He has over 25 years of experience in orthopedics. Dr. Davidson also utilizes a new treatment for chronic ankle instability called InternalBrace. For patients who repeatedly roll their ankle or have suffered several sprains, persistent ankle pain, or prolonged ankle instability, this treatment can provide patients with a stronger, more stable ankle and a faster return to daily life.
After an injury or surgery, exercise or conditioning are ways to conservatively treat the foot and ankle to increase strength and flexibility. Following are a few of the foot and ankle conditions that Dr. Davidson treats. Click to read more about the causes of these conditions and how they’re treated.
Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Adult Acquired Flatfoot
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs
Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)
This condition is a progressive collapse of the tendons and ligaments that hold up the foot’s arch. This condition most commonly affects women. It typically occurs in only one foot, but in some cases, both feet are affected.
This condition is a deformity in which a toe bends downward at the middle joint. The second toe is the one most likely to be affected, but this deformity can occur in other toes as well. Sometimes, more than one toe is affected.
This condition is an inflammation of one or both peroneal tendons, which travel down the lower leg, behind the lateral malleolus and along the outer side of the ankle.
According to a foot specialist, stress fractures are small cracks that can occur in a bone because of overuse or activities that place high stress on the structures of the foot and ankle.
This surgical procedure is used to help relieve symptoms of hallux rigidus by removing bony growths on top of the big toe’s main joint. This procedure improves joint movement and is most successful in patients with less severe arthritis.
This surgical procedure is performed to correct a gradual degeneration of the Achilles tendon resulting from tears in the tendon that have not healed properly. Removal of the degenerative tissue in the tendon can minimize pain and help the tendon heal.
Morton’s neuroma is an enlarged nerve, compressed or pinched between the bones and the ligament that holds them together. This procedure eases the pain by releasing pressure from the nerve or removing the nerve.
This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.