You may be wondering why a page on hip, knee, and back pain appears on a podiatry website.
Here’s why: your feet are the foundation of your body. The same way a building needs a strong foundation to support its structure, so does your body. If the bones of your feet are misaligned, other parts of your body can be out of alignment, too.
Every step you take on a foot whose bones are misaligned causes excess wear and tear on other parts of your body. The damage from misaligned steps accumulates over years and decades of walking, and eventually can emerge as chronic hip, knee, lower back, and even neck and shoulder pain. In addition to deformities of the foot.
Dr. Baldinger specializes in an innovative, minimally invasive procedure called extra-osseous talotarsal stabilization, or EOTTS. It internally realigns and stabilizes your ankle bone, which enables your feet to realign and relieves secondary symptoms such as chronic hip, knee, and back pain.
Some people refer to it as Hyprocure, but the correct name is EOTTS. During the procedure, a titanium stent is inserted into a naturally occurring space in between your ankle and heel bone. Those excessive abnormal forces that caused so many of your problems are immediately reduced and your misaligned bones are fixed.
The EOTTS procedure, which takes about half an hour per foot, is performed under local anesthetic. Immediately after surgery, you’ll be able to get up and walk, without the need for a cast, cane or crutches.
EOTTS dramatically improves the quality of life for people who suffer from flat feet pain or other manifestations of foot bone misalignment. This FDA-approved procedure is safe for adults and children as young as 4-years old.
For many years, the only way to permanently correct foot misalignment was by reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery requires cutting and shifting foot bones, fusing joints, and transferring tendons. The recovery takes months and is so difficult that patients are advised to avoid the surgery unless their pain was intolerable.
Before you say yes to surgery, make an appointment with Dr. Baldinger and find out if you’re a candidate for EOTTS.
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