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Foot and ankle surgery in Brentford

Do you have an ankle or foot problem that is causing you concern?

At Syon Clinic in Brentford, Middlesex, our experienced team of foot and ankle specialists provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

Whether you are looking for help with an ankle sprain or a bunion, plantar fasciitis, or ankle instability, we will make sure you get the care you need without delay.

surgeon performing assessments on patients foot and ankle
Whenever you stand, sit, walk or run, your feet and ankles are actively engaged and at work to ensure you can perform these movements easily and safely. You rely on your feet and ankles to bear the weight of your entire body at multiple times throughout the day.

Any type of problem in your feet and ankles can make many movements harder, slower or more painful. In some cases, you might even find yourself unable to bear weight on them.

Foot and ankle problems are common. This isn't surprising when you realise how much you use and rely on them every day.

An incredible 25% of all the bones in your body are contained within your feet and ankles. With numerous other structures and tissues running in, around and through them - including nerves, ligaments, blood vessels and muscles - it is easy to see the potential for injury or damage.

At The Syon Clinic, we have highly qualified orthopaedic consultants who can help decide if surgery is right for you. Our network of healthcare professionals ensure you receive the highest levels of care from start to finish, including rehabilitation.

Problems can occur in all the different parts of your foot and ankle. Some of the common problems we see at Syon Clinic are:

Toe and forefoot problems

Midfoot and hindfoot problems

Ankle problems

Your feet and ankles can also be affected by arthritis (most commonly osteoarthritis), which causes pain and stiffness in your joints. With so many joints (most of which are formed by the bones in your foot) in a relatively small area, osteoarthritis in your foot or ankle can cause real problems with mobility.

If you are diabetic, you have an increased of developing a foot problem called diabetic neuropathy.

Prevalence in different age groups

Certain foot and ankle problems are more common in different age groups. Mr Ziad Harb, a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon working at Syon Clinic, breaks these down as follows:

"In general, younger patients - those in their 20s, 30s and 40s - tend to be those we see with sports injuries like sprains, tendon injuries, and ligament tears. Achilles injuries and ruptures are most common in these age groups.

For the slightly older age groups - those in their 40s, 50 and 60s - we tend to see more problems caused by arthritis, bunions, and toe deformities. Heel pain is also a very common complaint."

Whether you have any of the symptoms or conditions listed above or are concerned about another symptom, our experienced team would be extremely happy to meet with you and help you to get the answers - and treatment - you need.

Mr Harb emphasises the importance of meeting with a specialist to discuss your foot and ankle problems - especially one who has specific training in all areas of foot and ankle treatment.

For that reason, when you first visit us, your appointment will be with a consultant who specialises in foot and ankle disorders. They will talk with you about your symptoms to find out what they are, when they first started, and whether they have been getting worse.

They will carry out a physical examination of your foot and ankle. As part of this, they may ask you to sit, stand, and walk as they look carefully at your foot and ankle in action.

If ankle instability is a concern, they might ask you to stand on each leg in turn to help them compare any differences. This physical examination is helpful as it allows your consultant to determine the strength, flexibility and function you currently have in your foot and ankle, as well as highlight any issues with pain, stiffness, or mobility.

Depending on the cause of your symptoms, the discussion and physical examination may be all that are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

In other cases, further investigations may be needed. Our on-site imaging includes X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, and these can all be arranged quickly for you if required. One of the advantages of not being a large hospital is that waiting times for imaging are often far shorter than they would be elsewhere.

Once the results of any additional investigations are back, your consultant will talk through them with you, discuss the diagnosis, and then explain potential treatment options.

There are many effective non-surgical treatments available that can help manage and control your symptoms and treat any underlying cause(s).

Non-surgical treatments for your foot and ankle

As Mr Harb explains:

"If you look at the last five to ten years, there has been an evolution in our approach to treatment. We are now able to focus a lot more on non-operative treatments. The beauty of treating foot and ankle problems is that we have a number of different options available, including orthotics, footwear, advice, physiotherapy, joint injections and shockwave therapy. Where these are not able to manage symptoms or to resolve the issue, we have surgical options available."

Foot and ankle surgery

Many types of foot and ankle surgery are carried out using a type of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy. Using only very small incisions (cuts) in your skin, the surgery helps reduce your pain and minimise your scarring and recovery time. Other conditions might require ‘open’ surgery.

Treatment will always be tailored to your needs and what would be best for you. Your consultant will discuss your treatment plan with you and answer any questions you may have.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:

  • Flexible appointment times to fit your schedule
  • The freedom to choose your hospital and your consultant
  • Bespoke, consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs
  • Private ensuite rooms as standard
  • Tasty and nutritious meals cooked onsite to your dietary requirements
  • Support from the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included
  • Flexible payment options to help spread the cost of your care

If you want to know more about our services, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in November 2021. Next review due November 2024.

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