Wondering whether foot surgery might actually be in your near future?
While many foot problems can usually be cleared up with simple at-home measures and treatments, there are some cases in which the problem is so severe that our Bronx, NY podiatrist, Dr. Barry Finkelstein, might actually recommend surgery. Discover the warning signs that foot surgery might actually be in your future.
When might I want to consider foot surgery?
If you have exhausted all conservative treatments and haven’t experienced the relief you want, it might be time to talk to our Bronx foot doctor about whether surgery is the next logical step to treating your foot problems.
If someone is experiencing severe pain or a deformity that is affecting their ability to move, as well as their quality of life, then sometimes surgery is the best way to alleviate your symptoms and improve how your foot functions.
What types of foot surgeries are available?
Here are some of the most common foot surgeries we offer:
Tendon surgery: Ruptured or injured tendons may require a surgical intervention in order to improve foot and ankle function.
Bunion surgery: Those with severe bunion pain and discomfort that are unable to manage their symptoms with at-home measures may need to have the bunion surgically removed. There are many different surgical options to choose from and we are happy to help you determine which one will best align with your needs.
Heel surgery: If someone has a severe or chronic bout of plantar fasciitis and pain hasn’t been managed through other treatment options, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether we need to perform a plantar fascia release to eliminate your pain.
Hammertoe surgery: While hammertoes can often be caught early enough to prevent them from becoming serious, if you’ve neglected your feet and the affected toe is now unable to move or straighten and is causing pain, we may need to surgically realign the toe.
Fusions: This type of surgery is most common for those dealing with arthritis in the foot or ankle. During fusion, cartilage is removed before fusing together two or more bones to prevent them from moving.
We know foot surgery can be a bit nerve-wracking but NYNJ Foot and Ankle Associates in Bronx, NY is here to make the experience as easy and painless as possible.