Although many common foot problems require surgery, many problems are treated effectively with conservative methods.
Even for problems in which surgery is usually the most common treatment, conservative methods should be attempted first. Often it is more affordable for the patient, requires less risk than surgery and saves those who cannot take time off from work or their schedules. Furthermore, pregnant patients would not be able to have surgery.
Taping padding, laser therapy, cryosurgery, footwear are all very common conservative treatments that we offer in our office. In addition, physical therapy, orthotics, and injections are also expels of conservative methods.
In certain circumstances, patients or situations may require surgery, which our doctors are very capable and experienced at doing, however, conservative treatment is always our first choice.