Foot Surgery

Foot Surgery in Hamilton, Ontario, CA

Whenever possible, foot doctors look for ways to correct medical conditions without the need for surgery. That is because surgery requires anesthesia and often can require long periods of recovery. But when a foot problem gets to the point where the patient feels like they can no longer move around or perform normal activities, surgery may be the only logical option going forward. Learn about the various types of foot surgery options offered by Corey Bess, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Chiropodist, and the team at Hamilton Foot Care in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Foot Conditions That Often Require Surgery

Many patients who experience foot problems get relief with time using non-invasive techniques like physical therapy and orthotic devices. However, when these methods do not provide timely and effective results, surgery may be the next option to explore for treatment. These are some of the most frequently diagnosed foot conditions that may require a surgical approach:

  • Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.
  • Bunions, hammertoes, and toe joint problems.
  • Achilles tendonitis.
  • Bone fractures and sprains in the ankle (common in athletes).

Most Common Types of Foot Surgery

Some foot surgeries are minor and minimally invasive, requiring a short healing period on an outpatient basis, while some surgeries may require a short visit at a hospital for recovery. These are some of the most common types of foot surgery to discuss with your Hamilton, Ontario, Canada chiropodist:

  • Plantar fascia release (part of the plantar fascia tendon is cut to relieve pressure and ease inflammation).
  • Bunionectomy to correct toe deformities.
  • Tendon surgery.
  • Ankle replacement.
  • Fusion surgery (connects bone tissue).
  • Metatarsal surgery (addresses foot deformities and arthritic conditions).
  • Neuroma surgery (removes masses of tissue around nerves in the feet and toes).

The Goals of Foot Surgery

Foot specialists study the various elements of the feet and ankles to help ensure healthy and normal function. When a foot condition has been diagnosed, foot surgery will usually address one or more of these areas of concern:

  • Damage to the tissue and ligaments in the feet.
  • Reconstruction of damaged bones.
  • Joint replacement or the repair of joint damage.
  • Removal of growths on the feet and heels.

Start With a Foot Exam

The path to foot surgery requires several steps and the first is to get a foot exam with our chiropodist at Hamilton Foot Care in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Call (905) 389-9711 today to schedule an appointment with Corey Bess, DPM, Chiropodist.

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