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Your feet do a lot of work. In fact, the average adult takes about 7,500 steps each day. Feet are made up of complex bones, tendons and ligaments all working together to keep moving your forward. This is similar to how the Cotton O’Neil Foot and Ankle Clinic is run. Our expert podiatrists work together to help diagnose and treat your foot and ankle injuries, helping you get back on your feet.

Conditions We Treat

Arthritis: Arthritis is the result of inflammation, swelling and wear and tear on your joints. Each foot has 33 joints. Our experts use individualized treatment plans to help patients maintain their arthritis. Surgery may also be an option if other treatments don’t work well for you.

Bunions and hammertoes: A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe. They form when the big toe pushes against the next toe and can be exacerbated by tight fitting shoes, foot stress and arthritis.

Similarly, hammertoe is a condition in which a contracture or bending deformity occurs in one or both joints of the toes. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities but get progressively worse over time.

Fractures and sprains: Our podiatrists create individualized treatment plans to diagnose and treat foot and ankle breaks and sprains. Our doctors work closely with orthopedics and sports medicine experts to treat foot problems athletes have and recommend ways to avoid them.

Heel pain: A common cause of heel pain is heel spurs – a buildup of calcium at the bottom of your heel bone. Heel spurs are caused by over-usage from running or walking, ill-fitting shoes or being overweight. Other issues that can cause heel pain include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel pad syndrome, and tendinitis.

Morton’s neuroma: Morton’s neuroma involves nerve problems between the third and fourth bones of your foot and can cause pain, burning and a feeling that there’s something in your shoe. It most commonly affects runners. Tight shoes and overpronation can make it worse.

Our Treatments & Services

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery to minimally invasive surgery, Cotton O’Neil Foot and Ankle is your one-stop shop for all foot-related injuries and disorders. We are equipped to provide our patients with all of their podiatric needs.

Dr. Galliano is one of the first surgeons in the United States to offer minimally invasive bunion surgery – an alternative to traditional surgery that can reduce post-surgical scarring, swelling and pain. Developed originally for maxillofacial procedures, Dr. Galliano uses a specialized burr, a needle-shaped bone cutting tool, which creates precise bone cuts through “keyhole” incisions. Through several small incisions, the bone is cut and the soft tissue is released, allowing the surgeon to realign the big toe joint. Most patients transition to regular shoes at week six.

Meet Our Providers

Matthew Galliano

Podiatric Surgeon

Next Steps For Patients

Make an Appointment

  • Call (785) 272-7600 to schedule an appointment.

See a Primary Care Provider

  • Call (785) 270-4440 to schedule an appointment with your Stormont Vail primary care provider.
  • Not a Stormont Vail patient? Call (785) 270-4440 to set up your first appointment with one of our primary care providers.

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Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to learn about coverage. Click here for a list of Kansas Insurance Company phone numbers and websites.


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