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Foot Surgery Specialist

Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa

Podiatrist & Medical Spa located in Olive Branch, MS

Because there have been countless improvements in surgical tools, technology, and techniques over the years, modern foot surgeries require much less downtime than in years past. If you think you may need a foot procedure, have hesitated to undergo a necessary foot surgery, or would like a second opinion evaluation, contact Carla Martin, DPM, at Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa in Olive Branch, Mississippi, for an evaluation. Click the online scheduling tool or call the office directly to book an appointment today.

Foot Surgery

Why would a podiatrist recommend foot surgery?

Podiatrists generally do everything possible to treat foot and ankle conditions without invasive measures. After all, surgery generally requires some level of recovery and possibly rehabilitation, which means missed work and time away from enjoyable activities.

Your podiatrist generally only recommends foot surgery if you’ve exhausted nonsurgical solutions or have an injury that won’t respond to conservative treatments. Foot surgery may be necessary if you have any of the following issues:

  • Deformities, such as hammertoes or bunions
  • Joint degeneration from arthritis 
  • Nerve inflammation (neuroma)
  • Ligament or tendon ruptures
  • Complex bone fractures
  • Bone spurs 

Foot surgery is also beneficial for chronic conditions, such as Achilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis. Your foot and ankle surgeon can release rigid connective tissues and lengthen muscles, among other repairs, to help resolve your chronic pain. 

Which type of foot surgery do I need?

Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa specializes in all types of foot and ankle surgeries, as well as postoperative care, so you can expect optimal results and relief from pain. Common foot and ankle surgical procedures include:

  • Laparoscopy, which uses a thin scope and small surgical tools
  • Robotic procedures that incorporate advanced robotic tools 
  • Traditional open surgery that requires a larger incision 

Which type of surgery best suits your needs depends on your diagnosis and the complexity of your condition. Your foot and ankle surgeon counsels you about the details of your surgery during your preoperative evaluation. 

What can I expect during my foot surgery recovery?

Most foot and ankle surgeries require you to stay off of your feet for at least a few days. During this time, you may be in a boot or brace and need to use a walker or crutches to help you get around.

Typically within about 10-14 days of your foot surgery, you need to come in to Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa for a postsurgical evaluation. Your podiatrist may have you start early physical therapy and rehabilitation as soon as your surgical wounds heal.

Depending on your foot surgery and how quickly you heal, full recovery takes anywhere from 6-8 weeks. If you have a more complex procedure, you may need to avoid strenuous exercise and sports activities for roughly 10-12 weeks or longer.

You can undergo expert minimally invasive foot surgery at Desoto Foot Care & Pedi-Spa. If you need a foot surgery evaluation or a second opinion, book a visit online or over the phone today. 

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