Foot surgery is usually not the first option for foot treatment. But when other more conservative treatments fail, Dr. Richard Norman of Coastal Podiatry in Pismo Beach, CA is a qualified surgeon who can provide the foot surgery you need.
Here are some conditions that may require foot surgery
With hammertoe, the toes can get stuck in a permanent bent position. Corns can develop on the toes, which makes it painful to wear shoes. The surgery can help relieve the pain that is associated with this condition. Most people go home the same day as surgery depending on which surgery is done. More than one kind of foot surgery corrects this issue.
When the pain from a bunion interferes with your daily activities, it is time to consider bunion surgery. Bunions are bony lumps that develop where the big toe joins the foot. The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia and IV sedation for the patient. Recovery time and discomfort vary from patient to patient. In some cases, screws or metal plates will be used.
Removal of Ganglion
Ganglions are benign fluid filled cysts that put pressure on nerves and other structures of the foot. Some ganglion cysts and other soft tissue tumors require surgery at the hospital or a surgery center. An incision is made above the ganglion cyst, the cyst is removed and the skin is sutured together. It will be done as outpatient surgery and weight bearing is permitted.
Haglund's Deformity is a bony lump on the back of the heel. It often causes bursitis and is painful. Surgery is usually a last resort after the many options for relieving the pain that are non-surgical have failed.
Hallux Rigidus is a condition that causes the big toe to become stiff and eventually it doesn't bend at all. It is a form of arthritis. When pain becomes intolerable, surgery is the acceptable option. Several surgical options are available, and you and your podiatrist will discuss which one is right for you.
Mortons Neuroma is a nerve condition of the foot that usually occurs between the third and fourth toe on the ball of the foot. When non-surgical options fail, surgery to remove the damaged nerve is the preferred option.
A bone spur is extra bone growth on the foot. This can cause pain and discomfort with shoe pressure. Out patient surgery might be required to remove the bone spur in order to provide relief of symptoms. An incision is made over the bone spur and an electric saw is used to remove the bone. Usually weight bearing is easily tolerated right after surgery.
When foot surgery is what you need, Dr. Norman of Coastal Podiatry in Pismo Beach, CA is accepting new patients. You can contact our office at 805-773-3668 or click on the request an appointment link on our website.