FootIf conservative or non-invasive treatments do not work, your podiatrist will discuss surgery with you for many foot and ankle problems.

Some types of foot surgery include:

Foot AnklePost-Operative Care

Each foot surgery will require unique after-care for an uneventful recovery. Basically, at-home treatment after surgery includes RICE, or rest, icing, compression and elevation. Splints, casts, surgical shoes and bandages may be necessary.

Your podiatrist will assess the degree of weight-bearing, if any, that is appropriate based on you and your surgery. Crutches or canes may be necessary.

For the best post-surgical outcome, follow all post-operative instructions as recommended by your doctor carefully.