Foot Conditions

Diagnosing and treating simple and complex foot problems

Cypress orthopedic surgeon Stacy A. Bacon MD has the expertise and training to care for foot problems. The human foot is incredibly complex with 33 joints and 26 bones, so it’s important for physicians who diagnose and treat feet to have specialized training. Dr. Bacon completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in addition to her years of medical school and residency training as an orthopedic surgeon.

Foot problems cause a wide range of symptoms

Patients with foot problems describe a variety of symptoms to our Cypress orthopedic surgeon.

  • Pressure, pain or fungus in the toenails
  • Skin problems, including rashes, calluses or corns
  • Heel pain
  • Problems walking or putting weight on the foot
  • Swelling
  • Numbness and tingling

The pain ranges from mild to severe. The wide variety of foot problems can cause mild aggravation or make it impossible to stand or walk. People may develop foot issues due to sports injuries, age, arthritis or other medical problems.

Diagnosing foot issues that cause problems and pain

Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon has several diagnostic tools at her disposal, including her years of experience diagnosing and treating various foot problems. The diagnostic process begins with a thorough discussion of the patient’s pain, including how and when the pain started, and a physical examination.

Patients may need one or more diagnostic examinations, including an x-ray, an MRI, a bone scan or an electromyography, or EMG, to test the nerves and muscles.

Treatment ranges from conservative management to complex surgery

Dr. Bacon is committed to providing treatment to improve function in patients with foot problems. Patients who have hammertoes or bunions, for example, may benefit from a conservative management approach that includes lifestyle changes, medication or physical therapy. Other patients may require simple or complex surgery from Dr. Bacon.

Patients who have issues caused by a medical condition, such as diabetes or arthritis, should receive regular medical care to improve daily life and help them deal with ongoing foot problems, including nerve damage and pain.

Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon treats foot problems in children and adults

Whether foot problems occur during childhood, adolescence, middle-age or the senior years, our Cypress orthopedic surgeon can help diagnose and treat the problem. Dr. Bacon treats a variety of issues.

  • Congenital problems, such as clubfoot
  • Sprains and bone fractures
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Heel pain
  • Neuromas
  • Corns and calluses
  • Plantar warts

Healthy feet carry people through their busy day, so foot pain should not be ignored. Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon can take care of foot problems to help get patients back on their feet. Contact us for an appointment today.

Specializing in

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Bone fractures
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Sprains
  • Heel pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Congenital problems
  • Corns and calluses
  • Plantar warts