When You Might Need Foot Surgery
By Diabetic Foot & Wound Center
May 18, 2016
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Surgery  

Has your foot pain gotten to the point where you are having trouble walking or even standing? If so you may benefit from foot surgery. But how do you know when you need foot surgery? Find out more with help from your Denver, CO podiatrist at Colorado Sports Podiatry.

Common Foot ProblemsFoot Surgery
Many surgical remedies to foot problems are performed on an outpatient basis and take place in your doctor’s office or an outpatient facility. Some common foot problems which may require surgery involve:

  • Bunions: Bunions are a bony growth located at the base of the big toe. Over time, they force the big toe towards the smaller toes, causing pain, irritation and deformation of the foot. Bunion surgery removes the bunion and realigns the toes.
  • Hammertoe: Hammertoe causes the toe to become curled and clawed. The short surgery required to correct hammertoe either removes the deformed joint or fuses the bones together.
  • Plantar fasciitis: This condition causes heel and arch pain. Severe cases require surgery to release the fibrous band of tissue from where it attaches under your foot.
  • Flatfeet: Your Denver foot doctor can correct your flatfeet using surgery to remove inflamed tissue, remove a part of the heel bone, fuse the bones in the foot together or implant a small piece of bone to create the proper alignment. Your doctor can help determine which flatfeet correction procedure is best for you.
  • Cysts: Ganglion cysts, a common condition where a mass of tissue forms on the foot or wrist, may require surgical removal.
  • Neuroma: A neuroma is a nerve damage condition which usually affects the third and fourth toes. Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the nerve.
  • Achilles damage: Surgery to repair a damaged Achilles tendon involves making an incision to access the torn tendon and sewing it back together.

For more information on foot pain or treatment, please contact Dr. Eric D. Jaakola and Dr. Anna K. Weber at Colorado Sports Podiatry in Denver, CO. Call (303) 321-4477 to speak with an associate to schedule your appointment today!