www.PatelPodiatry.com Many patients will ask me when they should have surgery on their feet, bunions, hammertoes, or heel spurs. I tell them that surgery is always the last resort and that we try all different ways to treat the foot before we consider surgery. So when should you consider surgery? The three main reasons you should have surgery includes when you have pain on a constant basis, when your deformity is keeping you from the things you want to do in life, and if you have a strong genetic predisposition to having the deformity that you have. If you meet any of those three criteria, you should think about having surgery.
Modern surgery in the foot and ankle is simplified now. It is painless the way it is performed as an out-patient basis. When you come into our office, we go through the complete protocol on how to do that so that you will be comfortable. If you aren’t sure if you do or don’t need foot surgery, a podiatrist can examine your feet. Contact Family Foot Care & Surgery at 203-876-7736 or online at http://www.patelpodiatry.com/contact.cfm.