Many common foot problems and conditions heal with nonsurgical podiatry treatments. In more complex situations, or when pain proves stubborn, the podiatric surgeons at Foot Healers can perform foot surgery as a permanent solution. The experienced group of highly skilled podiatric surgeons is waiting to help, so call any of the five offices in Brentwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and Shrewsbury, Missouri, or click online scheduling to arrange your consultation now.
Foot Healers podiatrists are skilled surgeons who regularly perform a wide range of forefoot and rearfoot surgeries, including:
These are just some of the many reasons you could need foot surgery. If you have multiple problems, or have complicated changes in the soft tissues and bony framework of your foot, your podiatric surgeon may perform reconstructive foot surgery.
Reconstructive foot surgery has many variants, but some of the many things your surgeon can do during reconstruction include repairing or transferring tendons, fusing bones, replacing joints, removing tumors, and installing internal or external fixation systems to hold bones in place.
Prior to deciding on surgery, your surgeon performs a full foot exam and reviews your medical history. They determine whether you need to make any changes before the procedure.
Depending on your preexisting conditions and state of health, your surgeon may recommend seeing your medical doctor prior to the surgery as well. You may need testing, including blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, an electrocardiogram, or a blood flow study.
Recovery can vary considerably among different foot surgeries. The podiatric surgeons at Foot Healers have extensive experience in advanced techniques that minimize your pain and downtime.
You generally follow a protocol involving rest, ice, compression, and elevation after your foot surgery. You may wear a walking boot, splint, cast, or other stabilizing device. Follow your surgeon's advice for recovery closely to get back on your feet as fast as possible.
For many types of foot surgery, prescribed exercises can be an important part of your recovery as well. These exercises can help you strengthen your foot, which enhances your healing.
When you need foot surgery, it’s important to trust only the best podiatric surgeons in the St. Louis area. Click on the online appointment tool or call the Foot Healers office nearest you today.