Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatry located in Shenandoah and Humble, TX
Foot & Ankle Surgery

Foot & Ankle Surgery services offered in The Woodlands and Humble, TX

Foot and ankle surgery repairs problems like bunions, instability, and fractures to relieve pain and restore your mobility. At his practice in The Woodlands and Humble, Texas, board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Jason Armstrong, DPM, has over 20 years of experience using minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery to help people return to their favorite activities. Call Jason Armstrong, DPM, today to schedule a foot and ankle surgery consultation, or book your appointment online.

Can foot and ankle surgery treat chronic foot problems?

Yes. Foot and ankle surgery provides a safe and effective way to treat foot and ankle problems that don’t respond to conservative treatments like rest, ice, and elevation.

Dr. Armstrong always exhausts all other treatment choices before moving forward with surgery. 

Which problems benefit from foot and ankle surgery?

Dr. Armstrong uses foot and ankle surgery to treat various problems that affect your mobility, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Severe fractures
  • Ruptured tendons

Foot and ankle surgery treats trauma, including sports, work, and auto accident injuries.

What types of foot and ankle surgery are there?

Dr. Armstrong offers several minimally invasive and traditional open foot and ankle surgeries, including:

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Bunionectomy (minimally invasive bunion repair)
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Ankle fusion
  • Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Fracture repair

Sometimes, Dr. Armstrong uses surgery to remove toenail fungus and ingrown toenails.

How do I get ready for foot and ankle surgery?

Before recommending surgery, Dr. Armstrong completes a preoperative consultation. He reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes a foot and ankle exam.

Tell Dr. Armstrong about the medications and nutritional supplements you take. Some drugs, like blood thinners, increase the risk of surgical complications, so you might need to stop using them or change your dosage in the weeks leading up to surgery.

Likewise, let Dr. Armstrong know if you use tobacco. Smoking interferes with your body’s healing process, increasing your risk of infection and other surgery complications, so cut back or quit.

How long does foot and ankle surgery take?

The time that foot and ankle surgery takes depends on several things, including your age, how severe your symptoms are, and what’s causing your problem. Most procedures take 90 minutes or less, but complex surgeries, like ankle reconstruction, will take longer.

Dr. Armstrong completes most surgeries on-site, but some require hospital facilities. Whenever possible, Dr. Armstrong takes a minimally invasive approach, allowing you to return home on the day of your surgery.

Because it takes several hours for the anesthetic to wear off, you need a friend or family member to drive you home.

Call the practice of Jason Armstrong, DPM, today to schedule a foot and ankle surgery appointment, or book your visit online.