Your feet are designed to support the weight of your body, provide balance, and enable you to run and jump freely. Unfortunately, this means that your feet are also more susceptible to a number of injuries and conditions. This article will take a closer look at the signs that it may be time to consider foot surgery.
Foot and Ankle Conditions
- Your New York podiatrist may recommend foot surgery if you are suffering from certain podiatric conditions including but not limited to extremely large bunions, hammertoes, bone spurs within the heel or toes, neuromas or nerve tumors, and joint disease. Surgery may also be right for you if you are suffering from extremely severe bone fractures, benign or malignant tumors, and certain birth deformities such as flatfeet.
No Relief with Conventional Treatment
- Foot and ankle surgery may be the solution to your needs if you have not found relief using conventional treatment methods. While conventional or non-invasive treatments will vary based on the injury or condition itself, common treatments include the use of protective padding, orthotics and custom-designed footwear, splints, exercise therapy, and over-the-counter or prescription pain medications.
Your Condition is Interfering with Your Life
- If your foot pain or inflammation is decreasing your mobility or making it difficult for you to ensure your favorite recreational activities, it may be time to discuss your surgical treatment options with your podiatrist or foot doctor.
The best way to determine if foot surgery is right for you is to set up an initial consultation with your New York podiatrist. Contact Dr. Les J. Glubo, DPM with Grand Central Footcare at (888) 701-1297 for more information on our non-invasive and surgical treatment options. We also provide treatment for corns and calluses, fungal nails, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and warts.