Types of Forefoot Surgical Procedures

If you are concerned about your foot health, eating locally-grown foods is one way to contribute to it. Sustainable Food Center in Sunset Valley is a remarkable resource for nutritious, affordable food cultivated right here in our greater Austin community. The organization takes things a step further by providing a strong knowledge base for individuals who are interested in growing their own food. Another way to promote healthy feet, though, is to seek professional medical care when foot or ankle issues arise, especially those that may benefit from forefoot surgical procedures.

At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists we often use conservative care to successfully resolve any problems affecting your lower limbs, and we are proud to offer several state-of-the-art treatments that are quite effective. However, you can take comfort in the fact that our doctors are double-board-certified. (This means we are not only board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, but also by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.)

When nonsurgical treatment doesn’t provide the results you expect to see, it might be time to consider a surgery on your forefoot. Some conditions, like bunions and hammertoes, can have their symptoms somewhat managed with conservative care, but will not actually improve without surgical intervention. Our team here is quite experienced in bunion surgeries and will use the right procedures to correct the condition for you. Hammertoes and other toe deformities are caused by muscular imbalances, but we are able to correct these and restore toes back to a natural position as well.

Other forefoot surgical procedures we perform are used to help damaged nerves. Whether this means removing a neuroma that has developed, or transferring a surrogate tissue to improve a neuropathic condition, our team will work to put an end to your nerve pain.

Depending on the nature and severity of the break, we may need to use forefoot surgery to reset a fractured bone into the correct position, so that it can heal as it should.

Call us at (512) 328-8900 for more information on the various types of forefoot surgeries or to schedule an appointment for the treatment you need. If you’d prefer, you can schedule your appointment online with us today. Also, keep in mind that you can always connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to stay updated with the latest in health news and tips!

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
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