Foot and Ankle Surgery
When it comes to treating foot or ankle injuries, our first course of action is typically to use nonsurgical methods to improve the condition. Unfortunately, in some cases conservative treatment just isn’t enough and surgery then becomes the best option for alleviating pain or restoring functionality. The good news is that you will always find the right professionals for the job at A Step Up Podiatry, LLC. Here are just a few of the conditions for which we perform surgical procedures:
When your big toe is misaligned and points inward, it forces the joint outward, creating a bump on the inside edge of your foot that can be painful and make life miserable. If conservative care doesn’t provide enough relief and improve the situation, we will likely recommend a surgical procedure. Bunion surgery is often a matter of simply moving the bone and joint back into their natural positions. Once everything is back to where it should be, your bunion pain will be alleviated. Other options include bunionectomy (removing the bony protrusion) or procedures to address the ligaments and tendons surrounding the joint.
Given the similarities between the conditions (this misalignment takes place on the joint of the baby toe), it should be no big surprise to find out that the surgical intervention for a bunionette (tailor’s bunion) is similar. Much as with a bunion, we will address the bony protrusion and realign everything as necessary.
This particular toe deformity is typically marked by an abnormal bend in the middle joint of the second toe, which forces the top part of the toe to point downwards. There are cases of hammertoe that can be treated successfully with nonsurgical methods, but a toe that has become set in that position will likely need to have a tendon surgically altered. Should it be necessary, we may opt to remove bone tissue to allow the toe to return to its straight, normal position.
If you experience the strange sensation that you are constantly stepping on a stone when one does not exist, you probably have a neuroma. The explanation for the pain, which is often experienced between your third and fourth toes, is that a nerve is being compressed by thickened tissue that surrounds it. We can help by removing the nerve surgically to take the pain away.
When your body faces persistent force or pressure in a certain area, it may respond by building up calcium deposits on the nearest bone as a protective measure. These additions to your bone tissue are knowns as spurs and you could potentially have one without even knowing it. If they do make their presence aware, often by pressing against soft tissue, you will feel pain or discomfort. Common locations for these spurs are your toes, the heel, and around joints (of which each of your feet have 33). An effective treatment for a bone spur that causes painful conditions is to surgically level it out.
Your Top Choice for Foot Surgery in Manalapan Township, NJ
We understand that electing to have surgery is not an easy decision. Our goal is to make it easier on you by consistently providing first-class care and treatment and earning the positive referrals our patients give. When you need a surgical procedure to put your foot or ankle pain behind you, A Step Up Podiatry, LLC, is here to help. Give our Manalapan Township, NJ office a call at (732) 446-7136 or use our online form to schedule your appointment today.