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By Premier Podiatry
May 20, 2016
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Surgery  

Foot and ankle pain make simple, everyday things like walking or even standing more difficult, reducing your quality of life and affecting more than just your feet. But how can you beat ankle and foot pain for good? Work together with your Marietta, GA podiatrist to find out if surgery is an option for you.Foot Surgery

What causes foot and ankle pain? 
Foot and ankle pain comes from a long list of potential causes. Some common causes of foot and ankle pain include:

  • sprains
  • broken bones
  • tendonitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • arthritis
  • stress fractures
  • nerve damage
  • bursitis
  • corns and calluses
  • bunions
  • flatfeet
  • hammertoe

How can my Marietta podiatrist help? 
Your podiatrist is one of the strongest and most effective tools you have in your journey to becoming pain-free. Relief could be as easy as scheduling a foot and ankle examination. At your appointment, your doctor will perform a physical examination of your foot and ankle. Imagining techniques like x-rays or MRIs help your doctor see the bones and connective tissues inside your foot. Your medical and family history help your doctor to further understand your condition.

When is surgery necessary? 
Before recommending surgery, your doctor will usually try more conservative treatments. They may prescribe at-home treatments like resting and icing the foot and using over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and swelling. Additionally, they may prescribe custom orthotics which fit inside your shoes to help evenly distribute your body weight or braces worn on the ankle or foot to align the bones and muscles. When these options fail to relieve your foot or ankle pain, surgery may be necessary. Work with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you and your situation and lifestyle.

For more information on foot and ankle surgery and when it is the best option, please contact Dr. I. Cristina Verlezza and Dr. Scott M. Cohen at Premier Podiatry in Marietta, GA. Call (770) 971-9820 to speak with an associate about scheduling your foot and ankle examination today!

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