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Hammertoe surgery offers relief from the discomfort and deformity caused by this condition, but understanding its long-term outcomes is important. While surgical intervention can correct toe alignment and alleviate pain, the success of the procedure depends on various factors. Long-term outcomes of hammertoe surgery typically involve improved foot function, reduced pain, and enhanced aesthetics. However, there is a risk of complications such as recurrence of deformity, stiffness, or nerve damage. Proper postoperative care, including wearing appropriate footwear and adhering to rehabilitation protocols, is essential for optimizing results and minimizing complications. Regular follow-up appointments with a podiatrist are also important to monitor the healing process and address any concerns promptly. If you have a painful hammertoe, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to see if you are a good candidate for surgery and whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your case.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Manisha Mehta, DPM of Detroit, MI. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Detroit, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2024 00:00

Bunions, a common foot condition, affect millions worldwide. Bunions occur when the joint at the base of the big toe becomes enlarged and protrudes outward. Often caused by genetics, foot stress, or from wearing improper footwear, bunions can lead to pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Understanding the symptoms is essential in properly treating a bunion. Look for redness, inflammation, and a visible bump at the base of the big toe. While bunions may be managed with proper footwear and orthotics, severe cases may require surgery to realign the toe joint. Prevention is vital, and it is beneficial to opt for shoes with wide-toe boxes and low heels, in addition to avoiding shoes that are tight-fitting or pointed. Simple exercises like toe stretches and foot massages can also alleviate discomfort. Regular foot exams by a podiatrist can catch bunions early and prevent worsening. Bunions are manageable with proper care and attention. If you see a bunion developing, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can confirm the diagnosis, and offer appropriate relief and treatment methods.

If you are suffering from bunions, contact Manisha Mehta, DPM of Detroit, MI. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or an enlargement of boney growth, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs due to the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big toe to become inflamed and painful.

Why Do Bunions Form?

Genetics – Susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary

Stress on the feet – Poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that places stress on feet, such as heels, can worsen existing bunions

How Are Bunions Diagnosed?

Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development. Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor.

How Are Bunions Treated?

  • Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort
  • Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs
  • Orthotics or foot inserts
  • Surgery

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Detroit, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Corns, which are hardened skin areas caused by friction, can be treated through various methods, but it is important to know that they will not disappear overnight. Conservative treatments involve reducing friction by changing shoes and trimming toenails properly. These are often effective in resolving corns. Surgical removal is reserved for severe cases when other treatments fail, and it is not recommended to attempt this on your own due to the risk of infection. Whether or not you should remove a corn depends on its impact on your daily life and overall health. Mild corns that do not bother you can be left alone, while severe symptoms may require podiatric evaluation, especially if you have conditions such as diabetes affecting foot sensation. Surgical options, cortisone injections, or podiatrist-assisted shaving are available for severe cases, with specific aftercare instructions. If you have a bothersome foot corn and symptoms persist, worsen, or interfere with your daily life, or if you have underlying health issues, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for more advanced treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact Manisha Mehta, DPM of Detroit, MI. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What Are They? and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:

  • Well-fitting socks
  • Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
  • Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Consult with Our doctor to determine the best treatment option for your case of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Detroit, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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