Dr. Lemberger provides comprehensive Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. In general, podiatric foot and ankle surgeons treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including:
- Structural conditions
- Trauma-related injuries
- Nail conditions
- Skin and nail conditions
- Congenital deformities
Podiatric foot and ankle surgeons are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, as well as manage those foot conditions which can pose an ongoing threat to a patient's overall health. Such illnesses include diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.
Morton's neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. The symptoms of a Morton's neuroma are pain and numbness in a specific spot in the ball of the foot, sometimes extending into the toes. At times the pain may be absent and, at other times, severe enough to cause the person to stop and take off the shoe. The condition tends to get worse with time and can be a very debilitating disorder.
While conservative treatment can sometimes relieve the symptoms, a large percentage of patients require surgical intervention. In the past, invasive surgery was necessary, and patients were subject to long recovery periods, loss of sensation and potential complications.
Now, a newer, much less invasive approach has been developed. Radio-frequency ablation is performed without a surgical
incision and with a fast recovery. This is a very safe procedure with a high success rate and it is becoming the standard care for hundreds of surgeons throughout the country.
Dr. Lemberger uses the most modern techniques to treat bunions. Each bunion is placed into a category of mild, moderate or severe, which will dictate the procedure necessary to repair your bunion with the best outcome.
The big toe joint can become painful and arthritic just as hips and knees. Recently great advances have been made in the big toe joint replacement and Dr. Lemberger has received special training allowing him to both evaluate patients' joints and perform replacement surgery when a patient fits the proper criteria.
Patients with painful hammertoes often require surgical correction to realign the toes and provide pain relief. Dr. Lemberger uses many surgical techniques, base on the severity of the toe. He performs simple procedures such as tendon releases and very complex procedures such as tendon fusions all depending on the patient's needs.