Foot surgeries are something that we try to help patients avoid with proper prevention and early treatment; however, in cases where foot surgery or ankle surgery becomes necessary, it can relieve your pain and get you back on your feet. In many cases, our podiatrists can help you avoid foot or ankle surgery if you seek out care at the first signs of foot pain or ankle pain and do not let conditions get so advanced that only surgery can correct the problem.
If you are experiencing pain, don’t delay treatment as it could worsen with time or lead to other serious foot problems that will require surgery. Our West Palm Beach podiatrists will provide a diagnosis and discuss prevention, treatment and surgical options with you. Call 561-793-6170 to schedule an appointment today
What is Foot Surgery?
Foot surgery describes a variety of different types of surgery procedures that might be performed to fix a foot problem or relieve pain. Surgery might be performed for conditions like hammertoe, flat feet, bunions, fractures, or as ankle replacement surgery. Our doctors can help you prepare for foot surgery and give instructions for the fastest healing after surgery is completed.
How does Foot Surgery work?
Some foot or ankle injuries will require surgery to repair. However, surgery can often be prevented with early treatment from your podiatrist. In many cases, foot and ankle problems only need surgery in their advanced stages. Our doctors also perform platelet rich plasma therapy, which promotes fast healing and often can help patients avoid surgery or heal faster post op.
A number of different foot conditions might require foot surgery or ankle surgery. Many of these conditions, such as bunions and hammertoe only need surgery in their advanced stages. Seeing your podiatrist regularly and at the first sign of pain can help provide you with early treatment and avoid the need for surgery.