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By Premier Podiatry
September 28, 2015
Category: Foot Care

Doctors prefer to try to resolve foot ailments with non-invasive solutions, like physical therapy, orthotics, foot wraps and NSAID medications. But when therapeutic or medicinal methods do not work, surgery may be necessary. Find out if foot and ankle surgery by Foot and Ankle Surgeryour doctors at Premier Podiatry in Marietta is the necessary solution for your specific foot concern.

What Is the Goal of Foot and Ankle Surgery?
Every foot and ankle surgery are different, but in most situations the goal is to do one of the following:

  • relieve pressure on a ligament or tissue
  • remove a growth on the foot
  • remove a problematic joint
  • fusing bones together
  • resetting the bone to a normal position
  • replacing a bone or joint of the foot

Foot Problems that Can Be Surgically Treated
There are a number of foot surgeries that can be administered by a foot doctor at Premier Podiatry in Marietta with various names, like a metatarsal surgery and bunionectomy. Here are some of the most common foot-related issues that can be resolved with foot and ankle surgery:
 

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle pain, sprains and instability
  • Neuromas
  • Heel spurs

Getting Evaluated
To find out if surgery is appropriate for your case, your podiatrist must carefully evaluate the condition of your feet. The issue can be diagnosed with X-rays and a physical examination. If you’ve had any past treatment for that particular foot problem, it’s important to disclose this to your podiatrist. Remember that surgery is often the last course of treatment after other solutions (like physical therapy and splints) have been tried.

Call Premier Podiatry for Help
If you're having problems with your feet, do not allow them to get worse. The earlier you see a podiatrist at Premier Podiatry in Marietta, the better your chances of avoiding the need for foot and ankle surgery. Call the office today at (770) 971-9820 to have your feet examined by a qualified foot surgeon.

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Premier Podiatry
1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820