Q When is foot surgery necessary?
There are times after an acute traumatic injury, or when a condition has become severe in nature, that surgery is a necessary part of treatment. At our office, we do everything we can to begin with conservative treatment methods, but situations do arise when surgical intervention is recommended to provide our patients with relief from their foot pain and to bring their feet or ankles back to full health.
We consider surgery after conservative methods have been tried. One of the more common situations where this may happen involves patients with severe bunions. When a bunion has progressed in size or severity and will not respond to other treatments, we offer surgery as a way to realign the big toe. This helps patients walk more easily and wear shoes more comfortably and can ease their persistent discomfort. Hammertoe is another common foot deformity that can be resolved with surgery. Toes can become rigid and fixed into their bent position over time. Surgery can release and straighten the affected toes. A rupture to an Achilles tendon usually involves surgery to fully repair the torn tendon. Heel pain and neuromas sometimes require surgery as well to relieve pain in the foot.
If you have been living with chronic pain and have tried several treatment methods with no success, contact Palm Desert podiatrist, Dr. Harvey Danciger to discuss whether surgery is an option for you. If it is necessary, our caring staff can answer all of your questions and will guide you every step of the way. Make an appointment today by calling our office at (760) 568-0108.