Is the fear of having a foot or ankle surgery forcing you to continue living in pain? For many North and South Carolina residents, the idea of surgical intervention is intimidating. How much pain will you feel? How long will it take for you to make a full recovery? Isn’t there another option?
In some cases, surgery is the best and only option to heal an injury. Delaying surgical treatment could worsen your condition. You could end up needing more extensive care or doing more damage to your already injured foot or ankle. No matter what the case may be, delaying surgery could cause your feet more pain and anguish in the long run.
Common Types of Foot And Ankle Surgery
Carolina Podiatry Group foot and ankle surgeons perform surgeries every day. Minor foot surgeries are done in-house, making it as easy as possible for you to get the care you need fast. More advanced surgeries are done offsite in a local hospital or surgical office.
There are a variety of types of surgeries we perform every day. We work on both the forefoot and the rearfoot.
If you suffer from any of the following injuries, our foot and ankle surgeons might be able to help.
Bunions occur when your big toe is misaligned. The protruding bone makes it uncomfortable to wear closed-toed shoes and embarrassing to wear sandals. More importantly, it causes you a world of pain whenever you walk.
To correct your bunion, your podiatrist will remove the bone that’s sticking out next to your big toe. This will also help alleviate tension on tendons and ligaments that surround your big toe.
Lapiplasty® is a procedure for bunions that seeks to solve the cause of bunions rather than simply removing the bone that is causing the problem. This is accomplished by realligning the big toe to its natural position so bunions do not return. Many patients are back on their feet quickly after the procedure using a surgical boot. Contact us today to learn your options.
When your second toe is deformed and stuck in a bent position, it is called hammertoe. This deformity can make wearing shoes uncomfortable. It can also cause significant pain when you walk. Hammertoes can be treated without surgery if they are flexible enough to keep moving. If not, surgery may be required to return your second toe to its natural position.
Flat Foot Reconstruction
Flat feet put tremendous weight on your ankles and joints. Over time this can cause pain, poor posture, and discomfort. In extreme cases, surgery might be required to reconstruct your foot and give you more support.
Fractures, damaged ligaments and tendons, and other traumatic foot or ankle injuries might not be properly corrected with conservative treatments. In these cases, surgery can help.
With treatment and care from a skilled surgeon, the small bones, tendons, and ligaments in your feet and ankles can heal properly. With surgery, you risk ongoing pain and worsening deformities.
Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Getting the Care You Need
The foot and ankle surgeons at Carolina Podiatry Group are well trained in advanced surgical care. With their compassionate care and skillful work you put an end to suffering from painful feet and ankles.
Contact our office by phone or by filling out the contact form on this page to learn more about the types of foot and ankle surgeries we offer in both South Carolina and North Carolina.