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Types of Foot Surgery

The feet are a complicated part of our bodies. Each foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, and many tendons, ligaments, and muscles. A variety of conditions can affect the feet and cause discomfort, which can limit mobility.  At times things happen to change the structure and mechanics of the foot and surgery may be required. Foot surgery is typically considered when more conservative approaches do not work. It is often done to reduce pain, correct a deformity, or restore foot functioning. Some examples of foot surgery include bunion surgery, hammertoe surgery, and heel surgery. If you suffer from foot pain that is not relieved by rest or a change of shoes, see a podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Foot surgery can usually be prevented if problems are treated in a timely manner.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Vivian C. Iwu, DPM of Choice Podiatry Center. 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 Marietta, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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