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pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Welcome to Proactive Podiatry, where we specialize in providing comprehensive and personalized foot and ankle surgery for our patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Our expert podiatrist, Dr. Latika Hinduja, has years of experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

At Proactive Podiatry, we understand that foot and ankle problems can significantly impact your daily life. That's why we offer urgent appointments to help our patients receive the prompt care they need. We provide an alternative to receiving care at urgent care centers or hospitals by offering care from a foot and ankle specialist.

We take a proactive approach to foot and ankle surgery, emphasizing prevention and early intervention. Surgery is only recommended when all other conservative treatments have been exhausted, and if it should become necessary, Dr. Hinduja will take the least invasive approach possible.

At Proactive Podiatry, we provide high-quality surgical care in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. As the top podiatrist Pittsburgh, PA has to offer, our goal is to help our patients regain mobility and improve their quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hinduja, please contact our office today.


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Minimally Invasive Surgical Options For Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot And Ankle Pain Treatment & Diagnosis

At Proactive Podiatry, we offer a range of surgical options to treat foot and ankle conditions. For many foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Hinduja offers minimally invasive surgical options. This approach uses small incisions and specialized tools to perform surgery, resulting in less scarring, shorter recovery times, and reduced pain.

We also offer arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows us to examine and repair joint problems. This technique involves inserting a small camera through a tiny incision, allowing Dr. Hinduja to see inside the joint and make repairs as needed.

Some of the additional surgical and diagnostic services we offer include:

  • Second opinion: If you've received a diagnosis or recommendation for surgery from another doctor and would like a second opinion, Dr. Hinduja is happy to provide her expert opinion.
  • Digital X-ray: We use state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology to diagnose foot and ankle conditions accurately. This technology allows us to see detailed images of the bones and joints, helping us determine the best course of treatment.

At Proactive Podiatry, we're committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to every patient. We understand that foot and ankle surgery can be overwhelming, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hinduja and learn more about our foot and ankle surgery services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of ankle or foot pain causes surgery to be necessary?

There are several foot and ankle conditions that may require surgery to relieve pain and restore function. Here are some of the most common conditions:

  • Fractures: Severe fractures, especially those that involve displaced bones or multiple breaks, may require broken ankle surgery to realign and stabilize the bones.
  • Tendon injuries: Torn or ruptured tendons in the ankle or foot may require surgery to repair or reconstruct the damaged tissue.
  • Arthritis: Advanced cases of arthritis can cause significant pain and joint damage, which may require surgery to replace or fuse the affected joint.
  • Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. Severe bunions may require surgery to realign the bone and relieve pain.
  • Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. For severe cases that do not respond to conservative treatments, plantar fasciitis surgery may be necessary to release tension in the plantar fascia.

Which foot and ankle surgery types do you most commonly provide?

At our medical practice, we provide a range of foot and ankle surgeries to help treat various conditions and injuries. Here are some of the most common types of surgery we perform:

  • Bunionectomy: A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a bunion, a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe.
  • Hammertoe surgery: Hammertoe surgery is a procedure to correct a deformity in the second, third, or fourth toes, which causes them to bend downward.
  • Plantar fasciectomy: Plantar fasciectomy is a surgical procedure utilized to relieve inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament (a condition known as plantar fasciitis). 
  • Achilles tendon repair: An Achilles tendon repair surgery is necessary when the Achilles tendon ruptures, or tears.
  • Neuroma removal: A neuroma is a nerve growth that can cause pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot. Neuroma removal surgery involves removing the nerve tissue causing the pain.

Does your foot and ankle clinic near me accept insurance?

Yes! Dr. Hinduja proudly accepts insurance from a range of plans, including Highmark BCBS and UPMC. We do recommend reaching out to your insurer to confirm coverage.

How can I get started with the best podiatrist near me?

At Proactive Podiatry, we make it easy to get started with Dr. Hinduja. Just request your first appointment with us online!

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