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By Thomas Neuman, D.P.M.
September 11, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Surgery  

Discover the telltale signs that it’s time you opted for foot surgery in Lancaster.

While most foot problems aren’t more than a temporary nuisance, there are still many Americans who deal with chronic conditions and Foot and Ankle Surgerysymptoms. If you are one of them then you’ve probably tried just about every treatment imaginable to manage your symptoms. The main goal of your Lancaster podiatrist, Dr. Thomas Neuman is to find the best and easiest ways to treat you condition. Find out what problems will most likely constitute needing foot surgery.

No treatment seems to help

It doesn’t matter what condition you are currently dealing with (whether congenital or acquired); if you aren’t experiencing relief from any of the non-surgical treatments your Lancaster podiatrist has offered, then we may need to take a step back and weigh the pros and cons of surgery.

You have a torn or ruptured tendon

While minor issues like sprains and small tears will heal on their own with time, a serious tear or rupture will not. When a tendon ruptures or tears it no longer connects the muscle to the bone, which causes the foot and ankle to not work properly. When this happens, the best course of action is usually surgery to repair the tendon.

You have a foot deformity

Foot deformities like bunions can not only cause you serious pain, but can also affect your everyday activities. When even walking and performing regular tasks has you grabbing your foot in pain, then it’s time to consider seeing your Lancaster foot doctor about surgery. Bunions and other deformities won’t go away on their own. While there are other more conservative ways to treat the symptoms the only way to truly eliminate your condition is with surgery.

You’ve been diagnosed with arthritis

One study found that over 85 percent of those with rheumatoid arthritis have painful feet and ankles at some point in their lives. Arthritis is a chronic, painful illness that can be challenging to treat. If you haven’t found relief from other treatment options then foot surgery may be the next best treatment. Those with rigid deformity, arthritis of the joint or subtalar joint instability can greatly benefit from surgery.

Is a foot problem affecting your daily life? Then put a stop to it once and for all when you turn to Thomas Neuman, D.P.M. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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