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Find out if it’s time to consider getting foot surgery.
While most foot problems do respond well to nonsurgical treatment options like bracing, rest, icing and certain exercises, there are some conditions that may require more aggressive treatment. So, when should you talk to one of our Denver podiatrists at Diabetic Foot & Wound Center & Colorado Sports Podiatry Dr. Eric Jaakola and Dr. Anna Weber about getting surgery? Here are some conditions that may require surgery:
While most bunions can be treated with conservative measures if you find that you are dealing with severe and persistent pain and swelling and your symptoms aren’t responding to other nonsurgical treatment options then you may need to consider bunion surgery. Surgery is truly the only way to correct the deformity.
Just like bunions, a hammertoe is another common deformity that causes the toes to bend downward at the joint, which creates a claw-like appearance. While hammertoes can be treated with simple at-home care and by wearing the proper footwear, if your hammertoe has already progressed into a rigid hammertoe (in which the toe cannot be straightened out), then your Denver foot doctor may suggest correcting the hammertoe through surgery.
Also known as osteoarthritis, this chronic and progressive condition causes joint pain, swelling and damage. As arthritis gets worse it can even cause joint deformities. While there are certain medications that can help slow and even halt the progression of arthritis, if joint damage is serious then an ankle fusion or an ankle replacement may be recommended to repair the damaged ankle joint to improve mobility, range of motion, swelling and discomfort.
Again, this is another condition that often responds well to conservative care. Often the result of overuse, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed right where the tissue attaches to the heel bone, resulting in heel pain that may even radiate to the arches of the feet. Those dealing with recurring or persistent heel pain that isn’t responding to any other treatment options may require surgery in order to release the tissue from the heel bone to provide relief.
Are you dealing with pain and other issues that you just can’t seem to get under control with at-home care? If so, then it’s time to turn to the foot and ankle specialists at Diabetic Foot & Wound Center & Colorado Sports Podiatry in Denver to determine the best treatment plan to fit your needs.
What your podiatrists in Denver, CO want you to know
Your feet take a beating during your lifetime. They carry you through whatever activity you are doing. Feet are important and yet they are often ignored, leading to foot problems. There are some foot problems which are serious or bothersome enough to require foot surgery. So how do you know if you need foot surgery? Your podiatrists at Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO Dr. Eric Jaakola and Dr. Anna Weber want to help answer that question.
You may need foot surgery because of:
- An arthritis-related problem; arthritis can destroy your joints and lead to bone deformities which can impair your ability to function. Surgeries of this type include fusion of joints or realignment of your foot.
- A diabetes-related problem; diabetes impairs blood flow and nerve function leading to ulcers, tissue death, or diabetic neuropathy. Surgeries of this type include closure of an ulcer that won’t heal, removal of dead tissue or even amputations.
- Plantar Fasciitis-related pain; plantar fasciitis causes pain which can affect your ability to walk or stand. Surgeries of this type include tendon release to eliminate tension on the tendon.
- Bunions and hammertoes; these bone deformities can affect your ability to wear shoes, walk and stand. Surgeries of this type involve removing bone to correct the deformity, and realigning your foot or toes.
Your podiatrists offer a full range of foot and ankle surgeries to correct foot and ankle problems. For a complete list of conditions which can be helped by surgery, please visit the foot and ankle surgery page on the website at https://www.denverfootcare.com/foot-surgery.html
You can enhance your life with foot surgery in many ways. When you choose foot surgery you will experience:
- Long-lasting, permanent pain relief
- Better foot function and mobility
- Better looking feet
- An easier time finding and wearing shoes
If you have foot problems related to a medical condition or other cause, it may be time to think about foot surgery. Surgery can help your feet function better and look better. For more information about foot and ankle surgery call your podiatrists at Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO today!