3 Types of Corrective Foot Surgery

Being agile and remaining mobile are two important requisites for keeping an individual active. Sadly, there are a host of foot problems that can render you unable to keep pace with life. Foot conditions are often treatable and so it is advisable to see a Podiatrist or Podiatric Surgeon. If a particular case calls for surgical intervention, the action of the foot can be completely restored and debilitating symptoms can be resolved.

Below are a few common kinds of procedure to take note of

  • Bunion Surgery:

    The bony ridge at the base of the big toe on each foot is referred to as a bunion. The area becomes prominent and painful when the big toe presses into the second toe. While the condition may be inconsequential at first it can soon become problematic. There are several non-surgical solutions, but the most severe cases require surgical intervention. The tissue along with the bone at the side of the big toe can be realigned in order to provide relief from pain and restore the shape as required. There are many procedures that can be used to treat Bunion conditions and the type of surgery needed depends on the severity of the issue.
  • Heel Surgery:

    Developing spurs or plantar fasciitis may affect the heel and cause intense pain, as well as reduce one’s ability to walk properly. The gait tends to suffer and you may be experience a great deal of discomfort Surgery is often the most appropriate solution in these cases.. There is no single surgery to treat every heel condition; it depends on the kind of problem that you are facing at the moment. Total excision of the heel spur in addition to release of plantar fascia is usually the most common method. However, there are often modifications, as well as additional procedures performed to solve heel problems completely. A Consultant Podiatric Surgeon is able to advise you about the most appropriate procedure for your heel pain.
  • Metatarsal Surgery:

    There are multiple surgical procedures undertaken to correct the deformed metatarsals or digits of the feet. While the commonest one happens to be a bunion formation, there are many other methods used to correct the bones associated with other digits of the foot. The surgery is usually used to rectify weight distribution on the ‘ball of the foot’ and get rid of painful calluses and ulceration in the process.