Your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles, which means that foot issues are often highly complex, especially when you need foot surgery. You can trust the experienced podiatrists at Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida, for foot surgery of all types, including joint replacement, the repair of fractures, hammertoes, and bunions, and much more. Book your foot surgery consultation online or by phone today.
Usually, when you have a foot injury, your podiatrist at Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center starts with conservative treatments such as custom orthotics, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, or shockwave therapy. Although these solutions work well for many foot problems, you might need foot surgery if you don’t get results, or you don’t get enough pain relief, from noninvasive treatments.
Your foot is divided into three regions: the forefoot, midfoot, and rear foot.
The forefoot covers your toes, the ball of your foot, and the start of your arch. The most common forefoot surgeries include:
The midfoot is the area covering your foot arch to the start of your heel. Common midfoot surgeries include:
Your rear foot covers the entire heel, up to your ankle. Common rear foot surgeries include:
Regardless of where in your foot the damage has occurred, your Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center podiatrist can expertly perform the procedure to help make you comfortable again.
The skilled podiatrists at Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center typically use local anesthesia for foot surgery, and whenever possible they use small-incision techniques. This minimizes bleeding, pain, and total recovery time.
After your surgery, your podiatrist gives you specific recovery guidelines. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation — also known as the RICE method — are typically key to a comfortable recovery. You may also have bandages, a splint, crutches, or custom orthotics to keep your foot in the right position with minimal pressure on it.
Even if you feel great, don’t take any chances by bearing weight before your podiatrist clears you.
With your Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center podiatrist’s help, you can sail through foot surgery smoothly. Click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you to book your appointment today