Both Dr’s Christopher and Andrea Seat have had extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery during their reconstructive foot and ankle residency programs in Chicago, Illinois. This afforded them the opportunity to have been trained in, regularly perform, and have access to, the most recent and cutting edge technology in foot and ankle surgery. Listed below are some of the surgeries that they perform. This is not an all-inclusive list as he performs all surgeries relating to the foot and ankle.

• Achilles tendon/heel spur surgery
• Ankle arthroscopy
• Ankle fusion and replacement
• Bunion surgery
• Charcot reconstruction
• Chronic ankle instability repair
• Endoscopic plantar fascia surgery
• External fixation
• Flatfoot reconstruction
• Fusion or arthroplasty/joint replacement for arthritis
• Hallux rigidus (big toe joint arthritis) surgery including the Cartiva implant
• Hammertoe surgery
• High arch reconstruction
• Limb salvage and amputations
• Rearfoot fusion for arthritis
• Repair of all fractures of the foot and ankle
• Repair of damaged or torn ligaments
• Repair of damaged or torn tendons
• Tarsal Tunnel surgery and other nerve releases

The foot and ankle are complex structures that have numerous bones, ligaments, tendons and neurovascular structures. This is why hundreds of ailments have been reported in the foot and ankle. Therefore, the list below is not meant to be comprehensive, but includes some of the more common complaints that patients present with. Many of these conditions can be treated with conservative care, and at Oklahoma Foot & Ankle Treatment Center we take pride in attempting these conservative treatments first, without rushing into surgery, but at times surgery may be necessary.

Achilles tendon pain/bone spurs
Arthritis
Athlete’s foot

Bunions
Corns and calluses

Diabetic foot care and wound care
Flat feet
Fractures of the foot
Gout

Hammertoes
High arch

Ingrown toenails
Metatarsalgia (pain in ball of foot)
Morton’s neuroma
Plantar fasciitis/heel pain

Plantar plate injury
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
Running and Sports injuries
Stiff or Arthritic big toe

Stress fracture
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis/tendon rupture

Toenail fungus
Turf toe/Sesamoid injury
Warts

Many times when patients refer to “ankle pain” it is actually an area of the rearfoot that either feels as if it is at the ankle or radiates to the ankle. Please see “Foot, heel, and toe pain” if you feel that the conditions below do not apply to your ankle pain.

Our team is trained and experienced in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. We understand the physiology of each tiny bone, ligament, and muscle in a foot and ankle. Our staff is experienced in specialty podiatry treatment of individuals of all ages who are showing the signs of congenital or acquire foot health complications, such as toe-walking or abnormal gait.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of foot and ankle conditions does your podiatry office treat?

We take great pride in providing our patients with comprehensive foot care. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Flatfoot – some people are born with congenital flatfoot, which may or may not require surgical correction.
  • Ingrown Toenails – nails that have grown into the soft skin that surrounds the nail bed.
  • Bunions – bone deformations that form on the foot where it joins the big toe.
  • Plantar Fascitis – a condition defined by inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick tissue that connects between the heel bone, across the bottom of the feet and to the toes.
  • Arthritis – a common, yet painful disease that causes joint inflammation in the body. Though it can affect any joint, many people have arthritis of the foot and ankle, where tiny joints are responsible for supporting the body’s weight and absorbing shock.
  • Equinus – this condition causes limited ankle motion and poor flexibility, resulting in uneven foot pressure when walking.

What types of treatments are available for foot and ankle conditions?

Treatment for foot and ankle complications depend on the type of condition and its severity. We prefer to take the most conservative treatment possible before resorting to surgical interventions. Our non-surgical treatment options may include the use of foot orthotics, a brace, and even physical therapy. When these types of interventions are unsuccessful, we may recommend surgery to correct deformities that are causing or will cause pain and other complications in the future.

When should I bring my child to visit a podiatrist?

It may be time to bring your child to a podiatrist if you notice unusual changes in his or her walking posture or gait. Awkward walking, favoring a particular area of the foot and pain are all signs of a potential foot or ankle problem. Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you notice any of these symptoms in your child. 

An athlete’s feet are under a lot of stress, making them especially susceptible to injury. When athletes push their bodies to perform, they put pressure on the feet. From training to competing, people who actively participate in athletic activity are constantly putting themselves at risk for injury. At our podiatry office, we aim to treat sports foot injuries as quickly and efficiently as possible, helping athletes to recover and return to their usual activities in as little time as possible.

Did you know…

that the feet must sustain up to 20 times a person’s body weight during certain sports activities? Perhaps that is why approximately 25 percent of all sports-related injuries involve either the foot or ankle. Nearly all sports and activities increase the risk of foot and ankle injuries, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most common foot injuries found in athletes?

Athletes can injure any part of their feet though certain types of injuries are more prevalent than others. Examples include:

How do I know if I have a foot injury?

Some sports-related foot injuries are obvious and occur suddenly. Others may develop gradually over time, progressively affecting your ability to train or compete comfortable and effectively. Signs of a sports-related foot injury include pain and swelling, as well as problems with mobility. If you notice any of these symptoms or have difficulty applying pressure to your foot or ankle, contact our podiatry office for an examination.

What types of treatments are available to sports foot injuries?

Sports foot injury treatment depends on how the injury is affecting the bones, joints and soft tissues. In many cases, treatments are non-invasive. This may include immobilization or the use of foot orthotics. Some people may benefit from anti-inflammatory treatments and in rare cases, surgical intervention.It is important that you facilitate recovery by allowing plenty of time for your injury to heal. Returning to sports too soon may worsen foot traumas, leading to an even longer treatment and recovery process.

The foot and ankle are complex structures that have numerous bones, ligaments, tendons and neurovascular structures. This is why hundreds of ailments have been reported in the foot and ankle. Therefore, the list below is not meant to be comprehensive, but includes some of the more common complaints that patients present with. Many of these conditions can be treated with conservative care, and at Oklahoma Foot & Ankle Treatment Center we take pride in attempting these conservative treatments first, without rushing into surgery, but at times surgery may be necessary.

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