“You need surgery.”
That’s a tough phrase to hear from your podiatrist. It’s so tough, in fact, that many people needing surgery delay seeing a podiatrist for fear that those are the three words they will hear. When the surgery happens, many are delighted in how easy and painless it was to get the care that’s needed.
If you’re like many people we talk to, you can understand. You live with discomfort and pain on a daily basis in hopes that you’ll get used to it or that the pain will go away on its own. It won’t.
Although our podiatrists in Roanoke and Blacksburg frequently try conservative treatments first, sometimes, surgery is the best or only option.
When Surgery for Foot Pain Makes Sense
For a lot of foot pain sufferers, surgery is an effective way to treat a nagging, serious foot condition. From deformities to traumatic wounds or sports injuries, surgery is a means to an end. It is often the best way to get you back on your feet quickly so that you can start participating in your favorite activities again with confidence.
Here are some of the most common types of surgeries we perform:
- Bunion surgery
- Tendonitis or other tendon disorders (including for achilles, posterior tibial, or peroneal tendonitis)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Overlapping toes
- Ingrown toenails
- Flat foot
- Tarsal tunnel
- Foot or ankle fractures
- Bone spur removal
- Charcot foot
- Hallux rigidus
- Cyst removal
- Plantar fibroma
- Tarsal coalition
Our podiatrists in Roanoke and Blacksburg are trained in surgical treatment. While some surgeries can be performed at our local offices, we frequently go to Lewis-Gale Medical Center or Carilion Clinic for advanced foot and ankle treatments.
Schedule an Appointment Today to Learn More
We understand how vital it is that you have complete confidence in the person performing your foot or ankle surgery. We welcome you to schedule an appointment with our podiatrists so that you can get to know more about what will happen, what you can expect, and the person behind your procedure.
Call either our Roanoke office at 855-997-2367 or our Blacksburg office at 855-981-0577 to learn more today.