There are many patients who have found it beneficial to have foot surgery performed to correct painful ailments. Common types of surgeries can include a bunionectomy, metatarsal, and heel surgery. A bunion is considered to be a deformityand can develop as a result of genetic factorsor from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Metatarsal surgery may be effective in treating a broken toe that is dislocated. Additionally, heel pain may be indicative of the painful condition that is known as plantar fasciitis, and many patients choose to have this surgery to alleviate the pain. If you have any type of chronic foot pain, it is strongly advised that you consult with a podiatrist who can discuss surgery options with you.
Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Kenneth Donovan of Advanced Care Foot and Ankle. 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 alleviatethe problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:
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:
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 one of our offices located in Warren, Livingston, and Toms River, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.