Reasons You May Need Foot Or Ankle Surgery
By The Foot and Ankle Group PC
December 16, 2016
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Ankle Surgery   foot surgery  

What your podiatrists in Mount Laurel, Bordentown and Columbus, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, want you to know

There are many reasons you may need surgery on your ankle or foot. You may have been in an accident or suffered a sports injury. You foot and ankle surgerymay also need foot or ankle surgery even if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Foot problems like bunions or hammertoe can lead to surgery. Whatever the reason, when you need surgery, you want the best treatment available. Your podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Group in Mount Laurel, Bordentown and Columbus, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, want to help you relieve your pain and get back on your feet!

Your podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Group want you to know you may need foot or ankle surgery if you have any of these common conditions:

Arthritis, caused from aging and wear-and-tear, genetic conditions, or other factors; arthritis can result in joint deformity, loss of mobility, severe pain and inflexibility.

Plantar Fasciitis, which is inflammation of the thick band of tissue running across your heel, called the plantar fascia; plantar fasciitis can result in severe pain, loss of flexibility and difficulty walking.

Bunions, which are caused by an uneven weight putting pressure on your toe joint; they appear as a hard, bony lump on the side of your big toe. They can be caused by genetic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, or wearing high heels or shoes that crush your toes together.

Hammertoe, which is a condition of your middle toe joint occurring in your second, third or fourth toe; your toe is bent at the joint and looks like a hammer. Hammertoe can be caused by poorly fitting shoes, a tendon/muscle imbalance and other factors.

Diabetic foot problems, which can be caused by a compromised immune, circulatory or nervous system due to diabetes; blood flow is impaired, which can result in tissue ischemia and tissue death, resulting in possible amputation.

Ankle fracture, which can be caused by trauma, sports injury or accidents; your podiatrists want you to know you may have fractured your ankle if you have pain that increases with activity or when you put your weight on it.

When you choose foot or ankle surgery from the Foot & Ankle Group, you will experience these benefits:

  • Long-lasting relief from pain
  • Increased function and better mobility
  • Better-looking feet
  • Easier ability to wear comfortable shoes

If you need foot or ankle surgery, you need to seek out the best treatment available. You need to call your podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Group with office locations in Mount Laurel, Bordentown and Columbus, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. Call today to find out more!

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