Everything You Need To Know About Foot Surgery

Do you experience frequent pain or trouble walking due to a foot or ankle condition or injury? Foot surgery, offered by your White Plains, NY, podiatrist, Dr. Eric Peters, may ease your pain and improve your mobility.

When surgery can be helpful

Pain medication, physical therapy, night splints, ultrasound therapy, braces, boots, orthotics and other therapeutic approaches don't always successfully treat foot and ankle conditions, particularly if they're chronic or severe. Surgery may be the best option if:

The length of the surgery varies depending on your condition. If you're having a bunion removed or a hammertoe straightened, surgery may only take an hour or two and may be performed on an outpatient basis. More complicated surgery, such as joint replacement, will probably require a hospital stay.

Your foot doctor will provide you with information about the recovery process, including how long you'll need to stay off your feet and when you can return to work and your usual activities. In many cases, you'll need to restrict your activities for a few weeks. Physical therapy or exercises might be recommended to help you regain strength and flexibility after surgery.

Could foot surgery improve your foot or ankle condition or injury? Call your podiatrist in White Plains, NY, Dr. Eric Peters, at (914) 285-4444 to schedule your appointment.

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When Is Foot Surgery Needed?

You want to move, to have an active lifestyle. But, pain in your foot persists, despite the many treatments you've tried. Podiatrist and foot surgeon, Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, wants to relieve that pain and help your mobility.