- Research Name Foot Ankle Surgery and Some Causes
- Patient Anonymous Patient
- Doctor Dr. Babajide A. Ogunlana
- Category Foot & Ankle Disorder
- Date 2nd May 2020
- Location Missouri City, Texas
- Call Us 281-778-5560
What can cause the need for foot ankle surgery?
Many conditions can affect the back portion of the foot and ankle. Fortunately, many of these problems can be resolved through conservative treatments. However, when pain persists or deformity occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle. Types of conditions that may warrant Foot and Ankle Surgery:
Plantar fasciitis: is an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes. This tissue can become inflamed for many reasons, most commonly from irritation by placing too much stress (such as excess running and jumping) on the bottom of the foot.
Heel Spur(s) or heel spur syndrome: are most often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot. This stress may form a spur on the bottom of the heel. While many spurs are painless others may produce chronic pain.
Bunions: A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.
Reconstructive Surgery: Reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle consists of complex surgical repair(s) that may be necessary to regain function or stability, reduce pain, and/or prevent further deformity or disease. Visiting one of our skilled podiatrists will allow for a determination of whether Podiatric Surgery is necessary.