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Exploring Surgical Options for Flat Feet

Surgery for flat feet, or pes planus, aims to correct the underlying structural issues in the foot and alleviate associated symptoms. The surgical approach depends on the severity of the condition and the individual's symptoms. In cases where conservative treatments such as wearing orthotic inserts fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be considered. One common surgical procedure for flat feet is the realignment of the bones and tendons in the foot to restore the arch and improve stability. This may involve techniques such as tendon transfers, osteotomies, which are bone cuts, or fusion procedures to correct deformities and improve foot function. Another option is the insertion of implants or grafts to support the arch and provide long-term stability. Surgical correction of flat feet requires careful evaluation and planning by a qualified podiatrist to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize risks. If you have flat feet that are causing you pain, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can determine if surgery is an option for you to consider.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Janale Beckford, DPM of Tampa Podiatrists . Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Tampa, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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