Podiatric surgery is a form of surgical treatment which focuses on problems which affect the foot and lower limb.
What is podiatric surgery?
Podiatric surgery is an area within podiatry dedicated to the specialised surgical treatment of conditions at the foot and lower limb. Podiatric surgeons are highly trained practitioners who have more than 10 years specialist training in the surgical management of some podiatry related problems.
The aim of podiatric surgery is to improve foot and ankle function, delivering a permanent solution to problems in this area.
What podiatry related conditions could podiatric surgery help with?
Patients suffering from the following podiatry related conditions could benefit from podiatric surgery;
- Hallux valgus (bunions)
- Hammer, claw and mallet toes
- Mortons neuroma
- Plantar fasciitis
- Soft tissue lesions
What are the benefits of podiatric surgery?
The outcome of podiatric surgery can be beneficial for the following reasons;
- Podiatric surgeons have a detailed knowledge and extensive experience in managing problems at the foot and ankle.
- Provides relief from painful conditions and problems at the foot and ankle
- Enables the patient to make a rapid return to normal activity
- Improves foot and ankle function
- Enables patients with previous deformity to wear normal footwear
Similar treatments/services that could help
Other treatments which are available as an alternative to surgery include;
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Insole modifications
- Footwear adaptations
- Taping techniques
- Acupressure and acupuncture
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