Foot Surgery

Do I Need Foot Surgery?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Foot SurgeryThere are many reasons people need foot surgery.  Sprains, strains, fractures, arthritis, diabetes…the list could go on and on.

And let’s face it…foot pain is a pain! It can interfere with your way of life and be quite debilitating. Some of the most common foot surgeries are…

Reasons for Foot Surgery


A Bunionectomy is the removal of bone and soft tissue in the big toe due to a bump on the side of the big toe joint.  Bunions, also called a hallux valgus, are deformity characterized by the the great toe moving towards the second toe. Bunions often occur when the joint is stressed over time. The surgery realigns the joint and removes the boney prominence to relieve pressure.  There are over many different types of surgeries for bunions depending on the severity of the deformity.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma occurs when a nerve gets pinched between two bones.  It can cause a sharp and/or burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb. If there is no relief from conservative treatment such as shoes or inserts, surgical removal of the neuroma can be done.


A  hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint, making it look like a hammer. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be remedied with simple measures. If left untreated, they can become fixed and need surgery. The initial treatment consists of shoe modification or padding.

If you need foot surgery, our surgeons are here for you. We specialize in the treatment and surgical intervention of the foot and ankle.

If you are looking for a foot surgeon in the Bradenton or Sarasota area, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday, Dr. Zdancewicz, or Dr. Goecker for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in their Bradenton Podiatry office or Sarasota Podiatry office.