Vale Foot & Ankle Surgery provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for any and all foot and ankle conditions, as well as more complicated health conditions of the lower extremities, and injuries that affect both children and adults. Our doctors are qualified to detect the early signs of certain diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases, through the symptoms exhibited in the lower extremities.
- Custom Orthotics
- Surgical Corrections of Foot Disorders
- Sports Medicine
- Regenerative Medicine
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- In-Office Circulation Testing
- Cosmetic Nail Restoration
Aside from the diagnosis, treatment, and preventive measures we provide, we also help to educate you and your loved ones on how to look after your feet, what types of shoes to wear, and maintenance care that needs to be done.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
Surgical Corrections of Foot Disorders
In most cases, invasive methods are not necessary to correct many foot disorders. Though in more extreme conditions, surgery may be required. The need for surgery will depend on the severity of the condition, the amount of pain the patient is experiencing, and the patient’s past response to various treatments.
We know how much your foot health can impact your athletic performance, and it is our priority to help get you off of the sidelines and back in the game. Whether you are dealing with a recurring injury or an accident from the big game, we are here to support you through each step of your therapy. Below is a list of some of the most common sports and sports-related injuries we see in our office:
- Martial Arts and Kickboxing: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains. Proper stretching is vital to injury prevention, specifically, a minimum of 15 minutes before beginning exercise.
- Aerobics: With 26 bones in the foot and impact forces reaching up to six times the force of gravity, proper shoes are essential when participating in aerobics. Shoes must provide shock absorption and proper cushioning, as well as stability.
- Team Sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, football, field hockey, and lacrosse often lead to foot and ankle injuries. Artificial surfaces, improper footwear, and inadequate stretching are recipes for disaster.
We are now able to diagnose and treat many conditions virtually. We want to bring you the latest in medical technology from the safety of your home. Now more than ever.
If your primary insurance is Medicare, you’re covered. If you have private insurance, please call your insurance first. If you’re not covered, we have pricing available.
Call our office for more information on how we can connect to you via virtual conference! 203-941-6999
Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary treatment approach that focuses on curing conditions as opposed to simply masking them. The goal is to use the body’s own tools and resources to expedite the healing process or to prompt the body to heal itself when it is otherwise unable to.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
While platelets are usually associated with clotting, they contain numerous growth and healing factors that initiate the body’s healing response. Platelets function as the body’s natural reservoir for multiple growth and healing components that are naturally found in blood and are essential in the repair of injured tissue. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain in a wide variety of ailments.
Osteoarthritis of the joints of the foot and ankle, including the great toe joint.
Soft tissue injuries including plantar fasciitis and Achilles’ tendonitis.
Before any treatment there will be an initial consultation to discuss whether regenerative medicine is the right approach for you. Regenerative medicine treatments such as bone marrow aspirate concentrate and PRP injections have been proven to be safe with a low complication rate; however they are not covered by insurance. As part of your consultation, we will complete a physical evaluation and review of your medical records. The chances of achieving a successful outcome increase through patient selection, and patient education.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
In minimally invasive procedures, surgeons use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. Minimally invasive foot and ankle procedures may be employed for some bunions, arthritis of the foot and ankle joints, ligament injuries, tendon injuries, bone bruises, broken bones, and many more.
In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.
In-Office Circulation Testing
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common condition that affects blood vessels outside the heart and brain, primarily those that supply the upper and lower limbs. As podiatrists, we treat many patients who have been diagnosed with PAD and monitor their feet for changes. Many of our patients have not been diagnosed with PAD, but we can help screen for this disease in the office.
With the use of the state-of-the-art PADnet machine from Biomedix, each of our offices can screen for peripheral arterial disease.
Cosmetic Nail Restoration
How Does it Work?
Similar to a dentist bonding a tooth, KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a procedure in which a resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, “bonding” the material to the nail to restore or improve the nail appearance.
Once bound to the nail, your foot care provider can smooth and shape the nail to appear natural. Nail Restoration can be done in a single visit with your foot care provider.