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Foot and Ankle Surgery Specialists - Allentown, New Tripoli and Westgate, PA

Board-Certified Podiatrists for Specialty Foot & Ankle Surgeries

Our feet are a complicated network of tissues that absorb the shock of every step we take. Although foot and ankle pain may be a common occurrence among many people, it is not a normal one. Persistent problems in the feet and ankles require specialized treatment by trained foot and ankle surgeons.

Our board-certified podiatrists have been trained specifically and extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot conditions for patients of all ages. Contact us to schedule an appointment!

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Radial Shockwave Therapy for Foot & Ankle - Allentown, PA

When you’re living with an orthopedic injury of the foot or ankle, you’re likely experiencing severe pain and loss of motion which can make moving through your daily life extremely difficult, if not impossible. That’s why OAA offers as many solutions to our patients as possible, including cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment techniques that you may not find anywhere else.

One of these cutting-edge techniques is radial shockwave therapy, which is used to treat several conditions of the foot and ankle without a need for surgery at all. Using a handpiece that generates mechanical pressure waves, your orthopedic lower extremity specialist can stimulate inflammation in a certain area. This causes your body’s natural healing response to trigger, resulting in a continued (and often accelerated) healing process. Our surgeons use radial shockwave therapy to treat:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Quadriceps tendinitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis / tennis elbow
  • Medial epicondylitis / golfer's elbow
  • Biceps/triceps tendinitis
  • Partial thickness rotator cuff tears
  • Trochanteric tendonitis     
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Foot wounds and more

If you do require surgery for your foot or ankle condition, you can trust the surgeons at OAA to offer the least-invasive option possible to reduce your risk factors, postoperative pain, and overall recovery time. If you have questions, want to learn more, or are ready to get started on your treatment plan, schedule an appointment with OAA today.

Specialists - Foot and Ankle Surgery

Jay Kaufman
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Lehighton Office
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Byron Cook
Allentown Office
Westgate Office
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Mark Maehrer
Bethlehem Township Office
Westgate Office
New Tripoli Office
Dusty Haverly
Allentown Office
Westgate Office
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FAQs on Foot and Ankle Surgery:

Why might I need foot and ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery can not only alleviate long-lasting pain, it can provide better overall mobility and function. Patients with the following foot and ankle conditions or injuries may require surgery.

Injury Related:

  • Cuboid fractures
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Tendon tears and ruptures
  • Sports-related sprains, strains, and fractures

Non-Injury Related:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Pain
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neuromas

What Foot and Ankle Surgeries Are Performed?

  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Plantar fascia release
  • Neuroma surgery
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Fusion surgery
  • Metatarsal surgery

At OAA, we also offer radial shockwave therapy to treat certain conditions of the foot and ankle without a need for surgery. This cutting-edge therapy involves the use of a handpiece that generates mechanical pressure waves. It is used to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including tendonitis and chronic inflammation. 

When Is Foot and Ankle Surgery Necessary?

Whether or not a patient needs foot and ankle surgery depends on how they have responded to past conservative treatments, such as medication and special footwear. Speak to one of the foot and ankle specialists at OAA if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Heel pain in the morning
  • Discomfort after standing for long periods
  • Changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle
  • Joints that ache during and after exercise
  • Joints that stiffen after sitting too long
  • Decreased mobility 
  • Feeling pain during rainy weather
  • Decreased ability to flex your foot/ankle

The podiatrists at OAA offer the latest techniques in foot and ankle surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgery options that result in less risk, less postoperative pain, and shorter recovery times. We strive to ensure that all patients receive the most integrated care possible so that we can help them get back to enjoying an active, pain-free lifestyle.