Foot Problems Requiring Surgery
By Diamond Podiatry
June 08, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: foot surgery  

In many cases, common foot and ankle problems like sprains, bunions, and heel spurs can heal successfully with conservative foot surgerytreatments like rest, over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy. But when an injury or orthopedic condition is severe or does not respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be an option to repair the damage and restore mobility and quality of life. The foot and ankle surgeons at Diamond Podiatry & Podiatry Associates of Lehigh Valley perform reconstructive foot and ankle surgery in Bethlehem, Macungie and Quakertown, PA.

Foot and Ankle Surgery in Quakertown, PA

Corrective bunion surgery is one of the most common podiatric surgical procedures. A bunion is a deformity of the metatarsal joint which causes the bone at the base of the toe to protrude, resulting in inflammation and pain. Bunions can make it difficult to fit into shoes and to walk and put pressure on the foot over time. Bunion surgery helps to realign the bone and repair damage in the joint.

Other common types of foot surgery include:

  • Avulsion/Matrixectomy Nail Surgery - temporary or permanent removal of an ingrown or infected portion of a toenail
  • Hammer toe surgery
  • Heel spur surgery
  • Metatarsal surgery
  • Neuroma surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Bone fusions

When is Foot Surgery Necessary?

Some cases of chronic pain and degenerative conditions like arthritis, which can lead to permanent joint damage, may require surgery. Technically, any injury can require surgical correction if damage to a joint, bone, or soft tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage) affect the function and stability of the foot or ankle.

Find a Podiatrist in Bethlehem, Macungie, or Quakertown, PA

If you are experiencing foot and ankle pain and mobility issues due to a bunion or other orthopedic injury or condition, contact Diamond Podiatry & Podiatry Associates of Lehigh Valley by calling (610) 865-0311 to schedule an appointment in Bethlehem and Macungie, or (215) 529-5222 for Quakertown.