foot surgery

When it comes to receiving foot and ankle surgery, it’s typically a case-by-case situation. Some factors that play a role in whether you need surgery include, the severity of your symptoms as well as your response to other conservative, non-invasive treatment methods.

There are several different foot and ankle conditions that may benefit from surgery as a treatment option. Bunions, hammertoe, metatarsal conditions, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendon disorders, Morton’s neuroma, tibialis posterior disorder, and plantar fasciitis are all conditions that may require surgery as a treatment option, depending on their severity. Long-lasting pain relief is typically the biggest takeaway from having surgery performed to remedy your condition.

To best prepare for the idea of surgery, make sure you have a consultation with your podiatrist about your overall health, discuss any other possible conservative treatments, and ask any questions you may have about potential procedures.

As for recovery, again, this will typically vary case by case and will be dependent on your condition and the type of surgery performed. Generally, it is recommended that you get plenty of rest, ice the affected area, compress the wound to aid in further strain, and keep the area elevated to reduce any possible swelling. In some cases, your surgeon may encourage you to use bandages, splints, surgical shoes, casts, crutches, orthotics, or a cane, depending on how much weight they believe your foot and ankle can bear.

If you would like to determine whether surgery is the best option for you and your foot condition, consult with a podiatrist who will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and aid you with your decision.

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