Is Foot Surgery an Option for Pain Relief?
There are known to be multiple types of foot conditions that may require surgery to be performed. This may aid in achieving the desired level of comfort and relief, in addition to performing daily tasks easier than prior to the surgery. If you have a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe, bunion surgery may be recommended. This may be an option if walking is difficult or wearing closed shoes is painful. The joint can be removed or realigned, and the choice may depend on the severity of the bunion. If arthritis is present in the foot, fusion surgery may be necessary to perform and may stop the bones from rubbing together, possibly causing severe pain. Additionally, there are several types of heel pain that may dissipate if the proper surgery can be performed. If you are experiencing specific foot conditions that may require surgery, it is suggested to speak with a podiatrist who can determine if surgery options are correct for you.
Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Westfield Foot & 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 offices located in Westfield and Newark, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.Read more about Foot and Ankle Surgery