Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins missed six games with a torn ligament, and is refusing to go with a season-ending foot surgery; even though the pain in his foot has been consistent. "I can't tell you guys much of anything about what's going on, but it's getting back into a groove," he said. "It's not 100%. It's a pain all the time. Garcon’s frustration has led him to doubts of how surgery may correct the issue. "I never really want to get surgery unless it's a must. The surgery is not guaranteed to fix it, so that's another thing. I've never had surgery.
It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With his help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
-Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
-Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
-Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
-Bunionectomy for painful bunions
-Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
-Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
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If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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