Tennessee’s Kevin Punter had surgery on his foot to treat a stress fracture and will be out on recovery for the remainder of the season. Punter missed four games at the time and had played through the foot injury. “KP is so tough,” says coach Rick Barnes, indicating that Punter played the Kentucky game with his injury.
Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to fix a foot ailment. To learn more, see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Cosmetic reconstruction
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.