Though your feet can withstand a lot of pressure, they can also be pretty
fragile. It's not unusual to develop a condition that causes serious
pain or discomfort. While most foot conditions can be treated with medication
and other non-surgical treatments, sometimes surgery is the only solution.
Dr. Zawada of the Family Foot Clinic has performed thousands of successful
foot surgeries, and would gladly lend his considerable expertise to your
foot ailment. Contact our Whitestone foot clinic to set up an initial
Types of Podiatric Surgery
Some podiatric procedures can be performed with local anesthetic, while
others require the patient to be under general anesthesia. Here are just
a few types of podiatric surgery that podiatrists often perform.
Bunion Surgery: Bunions, which form at the base of the big toe, often cause a considerable
amount of pain. Bunion surgery involves an incision in the top or side
of the toe and the removal of excess tissue.
Joint Replacement: Advanced osteoarthritis can cause exceptional irritation in the joints
of the foot. Total ankle replacement may be necessary to stop the pain
once and for all.
Joint Fusion: Fusing two or more bones together can eliminate movement of an arthritic
joint, easing the pain. Joint fusion surgery is a common alternative to
total joint replacement.
Osteophyte Removal: Osteophytes, or bone spurs, are small bone growths that can cause considerable
pain if left unaddressed. Removing these bone spurs through foot surgery
is the best way to eliminate pain.
Deformed Toe Correction: Hammer, mallet, and claw toes often develop as a result of a tendon imbalance.
Most deformed toes can be corrected through local anesthetic surgery.
Achilles Tendon Surgery: Sometimes an irritated Achilles tendon can develop thickened tissue that
applies pressure on nearby structures. Though most issues with the Achilles
tendon can be addressed through non-surgical means, sometimes it's
necessary to remove excess tissue through surgery.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery: Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the connective tissue on the
underside of the foot. A minimally invasive keyhole technique can help
reduce inflammation and associated pain.
If you've been struggling with foot pain for quite some time, let Dr.
Zawada help you determine whether podiatric surgery can provide long-term
relief. Call our Whitestone foot clinic at (718) 767-5555 to set up an
appointment with our foot doctor.