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Types of Foot Surgery

Monday, 03 February 2020 00:00

Patients who have severe foot conditions are often aware of the necessity of having surgery performed. Bunion surgery may be helpful in permanently removing the bony protrusion that has formed on the side of the big toe. Patients who have severe arthritis in the feet may be interested in learning about fusion surgery. This procedure joins the bones together, which may help to eliminate pain. A common form of foot surgery involves the heel, and is often a necessary procedure to perform in order to help cure plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. Patients who experience numbness in their toes may have a neuroma, and a small part of the nerve may have to be surgically removed. If you have consistent foot pain, please schedule a consultation with a podiatrist who can offer the best treatment options for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Waymon Lewis of Weatherford Podiatry Clinic. 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 our office located in Weatherford, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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