Does it hurt when you walk? Are you unable to wear your favorite shoes because of an overgrown bone? Basic podiatric care might alleviate some symptoms for the short term, but the pain will usually reappear over time. When you have a serious foot problem, surgical care might be the best option for the long-term health of your feet.
Does the idea of having surgery scare you? You’re not alone. Many people worry about how much surgery will cost, how invasive the procedures will be, and how much downtime you’ll need to recover. What’s important is that you focus on the alternative. Consider how much pain you’ll experience by delaying the necessary treatments and how much you will miss out on because of your foot and ankle pain.
Modern medicine has advanced to impressive heights. Now, surgeries are minimally invasive. Recovery is faster than ever before with innovative treatments and care. If your foot pain is stopping you from missing out on some of your favorite activities, surgery might be your best option.
Foot and Ankle Surgeries by Dr. Gasparini
When going through something as serious as a foot or ankle surgery, you want someone experienced working on your feet. Dr. Gasparini has worked in New York for years helping people get the relief they need. Here are some of the most common types of surgeries he performs.
Whether you were involved in a serious car accident and fractured your foot or you hurt your ankle during a game of basketball, a traumatic incident can cause serious harm to your foot’s health. When any type of trauma occurs, surgery is often needed to ensure the small bones in your feet and ankles heal properly.
Bunions and Tailor's Bunions
That bump on your big toe is more than just a little bit embarrassing—it’s painful. Bunions are caused by the misalignment of your big toe. On the opposite side of you foot, a bunionette can form in a similar fashion. With a minor surgery, Dr. Gasparini and his team will move the joint and bone into place. Your discomfort vanishes and your feet feel better fast.
In some cases, your podiatrist might want to perform a bunionectomy. This involves removing the protruding bone by your big toe. Often this can have a direct impact on the ligaments and tendons in your feet, so having it removed can help alleviate some of the pain you experience daily.
Hammertoe is caused by a bend in the middle joint of your second toe. If your toe becomes stuck in a bent position, you might need surgery to correct the problem. The tendons in your toe might be adjusted, or the bone might be removed. Talk to your foot surgeon to find the best option for you.
Bone spurs, or small bumps of cartilage on your bones, can occur in your heels and other areas of your feet. They are especially painful when pressed up against a nerve ending. Having them leveled out will alleviate the pain you experience.
Don’t Wait to Get the Surgery You Need
If you know you need surgery, or think that surgery might be able to help with your pain, don’t wait to seek treatment. With Dr. Gasparini’s experience helping people like you get relief, your feet are in good hands.
Call 844-899-8658 today to schedule your appointment for a consultation.