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When Do You Really Need Foot Surgery?

Surgery is something nearly everyone is afraid of. It is something that you would want to avoid at all costs unless it is absolutely necessary. Going under anesthesia scares a lot of people and being poked around with surgical tools and sharp objects is not a comfortable feeling. Although you will most likely be numb to any pain, the risk of side effects or the possibility of something going wrong is always there.

Most foot and ankle problems do not require surgery unless detected very late in the stage or unless there is a severe deformity or disease. However, in many cases, surgery must be done to avoid further complications or stop the spread of infection. Your physician will tell you if there is no way around it. It is very important to be under the care and treatment of only a board certified podiatric surgeon. This will not only ensure your safety and give you a sense of comfort but will also mitigate any potential risks as you would be in skilled hands.

Nowadays, most foot problems do not require invasive surgery and can usually be treated with medication, foot braces, splints, cortisone injections, foot correction, orthotics, etc. As with any foot condition, be sure to always monitor and check your symptoms and talk to a podiatrist if you have any concerns or doubts. If you are in pain or experience any other symptoms, it is better to get a consultation than to ignore your pain. This will also prevent the need for future surgery.

Foot Conditions that need Surgery

  • Ruptured Tendons
  • Muscle tears or sprains
  • Birth Deformities
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and Warts
  • Fractures – Broken bones
  • Arthritis & Joint disease
  • Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Toe spurs and heel spurs
  • Hammertoes
  • Flatfeet
  • Ingrown Toenails

The foot conditions listed above typically require surgery if non-invasive treatments aren’t successful. If you think you may need surgery, speak with a board certified podiatrist who will be able to guide you. Surgery may be a good option for you as it could provide you long lasting relief from your ailments.

Visit Dr. Paul S. DeMarco, who is an experienced board certified podiatric surgeon. After an initial examination and consultation, he will ask you several questions related to your condition and your medical history to determine the best treatment plan for you.      

Dr. DeMarco and his staff are located in Somers Point, New Jersey and have the latest in technology and you will be under great care. Dr. Paul S. DeMarco has treated men, women and children and performed surgery for both minor and major foot and ankle problems with success, providing his patients with a better quality of life. Call us today at (609) 927-4894 or schedule your online consultation to learn more about the treatments we can offer you.