Our Foot and Ankle Surgeon In Spring Hill & Homosassa Can Help You
Foot & Ankle Surgery
At our practice, we always look for conservative means of alleviating foot and ankle problems.
However, there are circumstances when conservative treatment alone will not produce the desired outcomes and surgical intervention may be necessary.
Once surgical intervention has been determined to be a viable course of action, we work closely with our patients to keep them informed from the point of evaluation, pre-op, the surgical procedure itself and the post-operative course of care. Minor procedures can be performed under local anesthesia in our office. More complex surgeries such as reconstructive foot surgeries are done in the hospital with mild sedation and local anesthesia.
It is always our objective to get our patients back to work quickly, back to the recreational activities they love and to restore the quality of life that they deserve.
Bunions (Bump On Side Of Toe)
Bunions are due primarily to genetic factors, but can become painful over time due to trauma, ill-fitting shoes and poor foot structure.
What happens, is that the bone connected to the big toe starts to drift outward pushing the big toe sideways into the other toes which can also lead to painful hammertoes, corns and calluses.
Bunions if left untreated, not only can become painful, but can become progressively worse. Although wider shoes, padding and custom orthotics may slow down this progression, surgery is the only way to correct the bunion deformity.
Bunion surgery is usually performed on an out-patient basis which means patients get to go home on the same day of the surgery. Many of our patients start walking on the operative foot within a few days and can return to work within a short period of time. It is our objective to get you back on your feet as soon possible.
Hammertoes (Bent Toe)
Hammertoes occur due to a contracture of the small joints in the toe which causes friction to these joints when wearing shoes. When the top of the toe repeatedly rubs against the shoe a corn develops.
Conservative treatment for hammertoes consists of wider shoes, padding and injection therapy. If these conservative measures do not reduce the pain, surgical intervention may be necessary.
So, if you're experiencing painful hammertoes or corns, schedule an appointment today, so that we can eliminate your pain.