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Do I Need to Have Foot Surgery?

Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:00

Having foot surgery performed is often a decision that is made when milder treatments have not worked. A bunion can increase in size when it is left untreated, and surgery may be necessary for permanent removal. Having bunion surgery done will realign the joint in addition to relieving existing pain. Patients who are afflicted with arthritis may opt to have fusion surgery performed, which is generally successful in joining the bones together which may eliminate the pain. Morton’s neuroma is a condition that causes the nerve between the third and fourth toes to become inflamed and irritated. In severe cases, surgery is performed that can repair or remove the affected nerve. A broken toe may need surgery if the fracture is severe, and the bone protrudes through the skin. Additionally, toe surgery can be done to repair a dislocated toe, which can happen from an injury. If you have foot pain and would like to know more about the options for foot surgery, please confer with a podiatrist who can inform you of the correct choices.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Anna Petrov of Family Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Wheeling and Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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