Our Tenex foot surgery is sometimes the best solution for you, both today and in the long term. Fortunately, many foot conditions heal just fine with non-invasive methods. However, when you need the specialized skills of our Winter Haven foot surgeon, we at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center can assure you that you can feel confident about the results.
Among the foot concerns that may require a surgical solution are rigid hammertoes, ruptured Achilles tendons, and heel spurs. Hammertoes develop as the result of excessive pressure on one of your toe joints. This pressure is typically cause by shoes that are too tight or not supportive enough. The toe becomes stuck in the bent position. It’s both uncomfortable and unsightly. Determining if you need our Winter Haven foot surgeon to perform a procedure requires assessing the amount of movement left in the toe. If there is even a little wiggle room, chances are that a simple shoe orthotic (insert) or cortisone shots will be the treatment of choice. Rigid hammertoes have no flexibility at all. Those nearly always need surgery. If pain in your Achilles tendon is addressed before the tendon ruptures, you probably will not need surgery. But a tear means that our Winter Haven foot surgeon will have to repair it. As for heel spurs, it is rare (less than 10% of the time) when surgery is required. Before resorting to it, options such as orthotics, stretching exercises, and physical therapy will be tried first. If those methods prove insufficient to achieve the desired outcomes, surgery is the discussed as a possibility.
Surgery on your feet presents unique challenges that are not present when your hand or arm or other part of your body is operated on. You need your feet to be healthy in order to get around, work, and conduct your life. With foot surgery, though, the good news is that our procedures are done outpatient, at our office, and recovery times are usually very reasonable. Contact us and we will schedule you for a consultation.