Common Foot Surgeries

Surgery on the foot, ankle, or lower leg is performed by podiatric surgeons. Podiatrists are specially trained and focused on problems with the foot and ankle. They are spcialized doctor hyperfocused on that one area. 

Foot and ankle surgeries address a wide variety of foot problems, including:
Many kinds of foot surgeries require you to have your foot immobilized after the procedures with such things as a bandage, splint, surgical shoe, cast, or open sandal. Most surgeons will encourage post-operative exercise of the foot and legs to speed recovery. After sufficient healing time, most patients can resume wearing their usual footwear.

In addition, many patients need additional therapy or treatments after surgery in order to aid in the healing and recovery process. These may include physical therapy, orthotic devices (foot supports), and special footwear.