Foot surgery can be quick, painless and easy at Big Apple Foot & Ankle Care. Our foot doctor in Chelsea is experienced in all aspects of foot care, from treating sprains and heel spurs to treating hammertoe, bunions and more. Most common foot surgeries are called metatarsal surgery on the first metatarsal and correction of bunion deformities. Calluses on the foot and ulcerations may also require treatment or surgery, and fractures of any bone in the foot.
Orthotics can be used to reduce pressure from bunions, but if they do not do the job, surgery may be required or recommended. Complex foot surgeries require the patient to have a cast or crutches to walk, especially if pins are used. When calluses are removed, often metatarsal surgery is done to correct it, because without surgery the callus will most likely return. Some of the surgeries we perform are cosmetic foot surgeries, which can be done for discomfort and aesthetic reasons. Reconstructive rear foot surgery is also an option. Pain or deformity in the ankle and heels may warrant a reconstructive surgery. This helps alleviate pain and restore function. Our foot doctor in Chelsea also offers laser therapy and treat fungal toenails and sports injuries.
After foot surgery the foot should be kept clean and dry and without too much movement to help prevent infection. Recovery time varies and depends on the person’s activity level. After any major foot surgery done by our foot doctor in Chelsea we recommend patients stay home for at least a week. The foot should stay elevated above the heart. Complications from foot surgery include infection, or failure for the bones to heal correctly. If not taken care off, calluses can return to the same spot and aggravate the condition.