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Do I Need to Have Foot Surgery?

Many patients consider having foot surgery when non-invasive options for their particular ailment have not worked. People who have severe bunions may opt for surgery, which is successful in permanently removing the bunion and realigning the toes. Patients who have arthritis may be interested in learning about fusion surgery, which can be helpful in relieving ankle pain. Hammertoe is a foot condition that causes the toes to bend upwards at the middle joint, and it may be difficult to wear shoes. Surgery may be performed that can permanently straighten the toes and can be successful in relieving existing pain. A common foot surgery involves the plantar fascia, which may become torn or irritated for various reasons. The type of surgery is helpful in repairing the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that connects the heels to the toes. If you have any type of foot condition that may be improved with surgery, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can determine if this is the correct decision for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Fox Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists. 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 office located in Naperville, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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