Foot & Ankle Care

Don’t tolerate discomfort –– stand up for yourself and visit your home for orthopaedics. No matter what pains your foot or ankle, the doctors at Midwest Orthopaedic Center walk you through your options so you can feel better than before.

The board-certified expertise of our podiatrist, Dr. El Chami, and foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Vacketta, covers a wide range of foot and ankle treatments. This includes total ankle replacement, deformity correction, trauma care, ankle stabilization, cartilage repair, bunion correction, hammer toe correction, laser treatments, and diabetic foot care.

Seeing new patients in Peoria and Pekin, Dr. Vacketta and Dr. El Chami are here to relieve your pain and help you heal.

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We’ve seen a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions over the years. Our expertise, coupled with our variety of in-house services, allow us to provide in-depth foot and ankle care. The sooner you get diagnosed and treated, the less likely your issue will have a lasting impact on your personal health.

Foot and ankle injuries can be caused by accidental means, long-term wear, a naturally occurring abnormality or an illness like arthritis or diabetes. Take note of feelings of discomfort and bring your concerns to your doctor.

With our busy lifestyles, it’s hard to justify sitting for an extended period of time, but a foot or ankle injury is an exception. If you think you’ve sprained your ankle or fractured your foot, try to keep weight off of it as much as possible. At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, our imaging team can perform an X-ray or MRI to get a good look at what’s wrong. Then, your doctor will provide you with a plan –– whether that entails rest, physical therapy or the use of a cast or brace.

If pain or numbness keeps you off your feet, then your foot or ankle problem should be addressed immediately. And if something about your feet or ankles seem off –– whether it’s issues with balance, stiffness in your joints or anything else out of the ordinary –– schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to make sure you’re not experiencing the symptoms of something more serious.

If a sudden injury means your foot or ankle needs immediate attention, visit our walk-in service, Midwest Ortho First. Located in our Peoria location, Midwest Ortho First is an orthopaedic-focused alternative to the ER. There, your doctors are equipped to immobilize broken, strained or sprained body parts with casts, splints and braces. Plus, our in-house imaging capabilities allow doctors to get an immediate look at any fractures.

If you have a severe fracture, the cartilage in your ankle joint has worn down or you display another serious complication, your doctor may recommend surgery. At our state-of-the-art facility, Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor, we make sure your surgery goes smoothly and your recovery is long-lasting.

How We Treat Your Feet & Ankles

Here, we offer solutions that extend from the exam room in your home for orthopaedics to the living room in your real home. If non-surgical treatment is your best path forward, you’ll be prescribed medications, physical therapies or pain management plans that address the bone, muscle or joint problems affecting your daily life.

If your treatment requires surgical intervention, you’ll experience the comfort and convenience of Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor. Our state-of-the-art surgical center combines the care you expect from the doctors you know with the latest techniques the field of orthopaedics has to offer.

Through our comprehensive care at Midwest Orthopaedic Center and Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital, we provide services for:

    • Broken bones & fractures
    • Bunions & hammer toes
    • Diabetic foot conditions
    • Deformity correction, including flat feet & high arches
    • Heel, joint & tendon pain
    • Neuromas & nerve damage
    • Wounds & disorders
    • Ingrown toenails & toe fungus
    • Ankle sprains & instability

No matter what brings you here, our doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses, imaging specialists and other team members follow you from check-in to checkout, working together to make sure you’re better.

To learn more about common orthopaedic conditions, treatments and procedures, visit OrthoInfo, a database operated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Our Doctors

Picture of Fahed El Chami, D.P.M., FACFAS, FACPM
Fahed El Chami, D.P.M., FACFAS, FACPM
ankle, foot, Podiatry
Picture of Vincent Vacketta, D.P.M.
Vincent Vacketta, D.P.M.
ankle, foot

Meet Our Patients

Stephanie Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, they're awesome. They're full service. And Dr. D'Souza is very personable and very straightforward. After my ankle replacement surgery, I can walk, I can go places, I can do things again.

Stephanie McCarthy

A foot & ankle patient who loves to work out –– from Peoria, IL.

Dr. El Chami is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. He’s patient, kind and very thorough. I would recommend anyone struggling with foot issues to go to him.

A patient of Dr. El Chami

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Call Us to Set Up an Appointment

Peoria (309) 691-1400

Pekin (309) 691-1400

Get Hours & Location Info

Midwest Ortho First Walk-In Clinic Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat-Sun 9am-noon