Flat Foot Surgery

Flat feet can cause pain, arthritis and tendon degeneration and is something that should be treated from an early age. If your flat foot pain is affecting your quality of life on a daily basis your New York foot doctor may recommend flat foot surgery. The goal of flat foot surgery is to create an arch in the foot and realign your center of gravity to a functionally optimal position. This type of surgery has a long recovery period and conservative care should always be attempted first. So before you opt for surgery, talk with the best podiatrist in NYC, Dr. Sophia Solomon, about non-surgical or conservative treatments that may improve your condition. Non-surgical treatments you may try prior to surgery include:

  • Immobilization
  • Rest
  • Braces
  • Shoe inserts
  • Physical therapy

All symptoms, potential procedural/surgical options should always be discussed with your podiatrist after a thorough consultation and examination for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

How to Tell if You Need Surgery

If you have flat feet, you may have felt symptoms of foot and ankle pain even when participating in normal daily activities. You may have had difficulty walking or running and notice unusual patterns of wear on your shoes. If you have used orthotics or bracing with little success and if you are unable to stand on your toes without pain then surgical correction by your New York City foot doctor may be recommended.

A good podiatrist in NYC will perform a thorough examination of your foot. The surgical evaluation usually will include a thorough medical history and x-rays. An MRI may be utilized if tendon involvement is suspected.

When to Avoid Surgery

If you take steroids or have a disease like diabetes, you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor before considering a surgical procedure for flat foot. These conditions may prevent you from being a candidate for a surgical option. If you have blood clots, wound problems, obesity issues and/or smoking addictions, you may be at a higher risk for complications from surgery.

Be aware that a complete recovery from flat foot surgery can take 6 months or more. If you're not able or willing to accept the recovery process during this length of time, surgery may not be an option for you. You have to weigh the benefits of the surgery against your commitment to the process.

Read more info:  https://www.footdoctorpodiatristnyc.com/procedures/flat-foot-surgery/

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