If you have continuously suffered from moderate to severe foot pain that
has yet to adequately respond to treatment, you may want to consider
podiatric surgery in Whitestone. While some people may be nervous about such a procedure,
understanding what to expect can help to calm your nerves. Keep reading
for an overview of foot surgery.
Leading Up to the Surgery
Before undergoing surgery of any kind, the first step is always to meet
with a doctor so that you can reach a diagnosis and design a treatment
plan. You will talk to your podiatrist about any medical conditions you
may have as well as your medical history; in some cases, patients are
asked to undergo blood studies, X-rays, and other types of analyses to
ensure they are candidates for surgery. Your doctor may also have you
talk to a specialist to ensure that you receive an optimal treatment plan
for your needs.
From the heel to the toes, there are many different aspects of the foot
that could require surgery. Since these procedures are different from
each other, your postoperative routine will depend on your specific surgical
procedure. Regardless of what type of operation you have undergone, you
will likely need someone to stay with you or pick you up and take you
home if you have been sedated for the procedure.
Although the specific instructions regarding your
post-surgery recovery will depend on the type of surgery you have undergone, some standard elements
will likely be included. Whether you had neuroma surgery or a fusion,
your aftercare will involve elevating your foot, resting, compression,
and ice packs. You may be given a splint, cast, or walking boot to help
you through the recovery, and your podiatrist will tell you to what degree
your foot can bear weight.
For more information about the process of foot surgery, call
Family Foot Center at (917) 563-4199. We are proud to serve the Whitestone area with a variety
of podiatric services. Please feel free to visit our website or stop in
today if you would like to learn more about our foot specialists.