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Types of Foot Surgery

Monday, 13 January 2020 00:00

The foot is comprised of several bones, joints, and muscles. There are many types of injuries that can gradually or suddenly happen to the feet which may require surgery to be performed. A bone that protrudes on the side of the big toe may be permanently removed by having bunion surgery performed. Many patients are also afflicted with heel pain, which may be indicative of plantar fasciitis. The surgery that is performed to heal this injury consists of repairing the tendon that runs along the bottom of the foot. A type of surgery that is referred to as neuroma surgery involves a nerve removal that is typically found near the ball of the foot. If you have any type of foot pain, and you are considering surgery, it is strongly suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can help you to make the correct decision. 

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Accent Podiatry Associates. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Arlington and Mansfield, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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