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  • Disorders requiring foot surgery

    Disorders Requiring Foot Surgery

    It is no longer unusual for people to suffer from different foot problems, especially if they’re into strenuous sport activities. There are minor injuries that can be corrected through a variety of treatments. However, your feet may suffer from a condition that requires surgery.

    The professional who can give your feet the best possible treatment is a Podiatrist. Only a Podiatrist can determine the best course of treatment and whether surgery should be considered for your condition.

    Within the Podiatrist field of medicine, there are Podiatric surgeons who can repair or remove the damaged tissues. Some of the conditions that may require foot surgery are as follows:

    Bunion

    This is a hard bony swelling located at the base of the joint of the big toe. When the joint is enlarged, it can be very painful. Also, when a sack of fluid forms over the joint, it creates pressure. A podiatric surgeon will remove the annoying and painful bony bump. There are times when a bunion forms on the outside of the small toe joint. This too can be corrected with surgery.

    Hallux Limitus/Rigidus

    This is a type of arthritic condition that is affecting the toe joint on the big toe. Surgical intervention can be done to correct this joint problem. There are instances when an artificial joint may have to be used to bring full relief.

    Sometimes, the arthritis affects the joints in the arch of the feet. Unfortunately, this can be quite advanced before it becomes noticeable. Lumps can form around the joints, which increases the pain. Surgeons may be able to remove these lumps to give you relief.

    Toe Deformities

    Toe deformities such as hammer, mallet or claw toes may demand surgery. These aren’t only unattractive and embarrassing, but they can also be quite painful. Aside from that, they can also lead to the development of painful corns. Surgery can be used correct these deformities.

    Corns

    Because corn is a common problem, a lot of people who suffer from it try conventional treatments first resorting to surgery. Surgery may be required when the corns are caused by deformed toes or feet.

    Miscellaneous Foot Problems

    There are many other conditions of the feet where surgery may be performed if they cannot be treated with medications or therapies. This relates to conditions like neuromas, plantar fasciitis, heel bumps, and other types of lumps, bumps, cysts and ganglions.

    For any of these problems, it is always wise to seek the help of a qualified Podiatrist to determine whether surgery may be necessary. If so, then he or she will refer you to a good podiatric surgeon who can perform the necessary action to reconstruct or repair the damaged area of your foot.