No, here at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, we believe in beginning with conservative methods to treat foot problems. We use many different techniques to treat or cure common foot problems. For example, we have laser therapy, shockwave therapy, ultrasound, cryotherapy, and orthotics. These treatment options are minimally invasive and require little to no down time.
Surgery should never be your first choice for treatment. Get educated on your foot or ankle problem and learn your options. Once you have tried conservative methods or your doctor believes surgery is the best treatment for you, then explore surgical options.