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.
Common Conservative Treatment Methods
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. Podiatrists are the experts in foot and ankle surgery. They have spent their entire education focused on feet and ankles. Other doctors, such as, orthopedic doctors can operate on lower limbs. However, they also do surgery on many other parts of the body. With a podiatrist, you can rest assured that feet and ankles are their main concern and focus.