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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. He performs foot surgeries designed to do just that.
When conservative measures don't work...
That's when foot surgery may be the best option. A complete examination with your White Plains foot doctor, along with digital X-rays and other kinds of imaging, will tell what foot surgery you may need.
Whatever your medical issue, expect the finest care from Dr. Peters and his team. Typically, surgeries are performed in the office and may take anywhere from an hour to several hours. Your post-operative care plan may include a period of immobility, antibiotic medications, specialized foot wear, such as a walking cast, bandaging and more. Dr. Peters does all follow-up himself to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Problems which may need surgery
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons states that most American adults require the help of a podiatrist or orthopedic physician for a problem with a foot or ankle at some point in their lives. Conditions which may need treatment with surgery include:
- Complex fractures
- Joint deterioration due to arthritis
- Repeated ankle sprains
- Acquired deformities such as bunions, heel spurs, torn or ruptured tendons, hammertoes, Haglund's deformity, diabetic wounds, ingrown toenails, and neuromas (cysts)
- Impaired circulation
- Poor strength
- Limited mobility
Seeing your podiatrist
It's best to see Dr. Peters right away if:
- You sprain an ankle
- Feel pain in your heels, arches or legs in the morning
- Perceive changes in the color, temperature and sensation of your feet and ankles
- Standing is very painful or extremely fatiguing
- You notice a bump, growth, persistent rash or other skin condition
We will work with you
At Dr. Peters' podiatric practice, expect excellent, state of the art care, using the least invasive interventions possible. When surgery is needed, Dr. Peters's kind manner and wide ranging qualifications will render the best possible results. Contact us at (914) 285-4444 for a consultation.
Foot surgery performed by Dr. Eric Peters in his White Plains podiatric practice takes accurate diagnostics, sharp hands-on skills and a compassionate heart. If you're concerned about the health and function of your feet and ankles, and simpler treatments haven't helped, then foot surgery may be your best choice. Learn more here.
Why choose surgery?
Obviously, it's not the first choice if other treatments can improve function and mobility and provide pain relief. Your White Plains podiatrist uses surgery to manage or repair more complex problems and provide healing which really lasts. You and your doctor will consider your overall health, age, level of activity, and other important factors before proceeding with any surgery.
As a podiatric surgical patient, you'll receive a complete treatment plan. You'll know how to prepare, if your surgery is outpatient or in the hospital, what anesthetic, post-op medications, and supportive devices you'll need and what results to expect. Many surgeries limit mobility for a time, and Dr. Peters will explain your rehabilitation before your procedure date.
Common foot surgeries
Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. Peters performs a wide variety of foot and ankle operations. They include:
- Corn and callus removal, to relieve pain and friction
- Bunionectomy, to remove the bony prominence and re-align the big toe
- Correction of hammertoes, often a straightening and fusion of the joints
- Plantar fascia release to allow for better flexion and extension of the foot, particularly the arch
- Ankle fusion, to stabilize the ankle after a serious sprain or fracture
- Ingrown toenail removal (nail avulsion--either partial or total)
Keeping healthy feet
No one wants to undergo surgery if it can be avoided. So, Dr. Peters recommends annual foot examinations at his White Plains office to be proactive on your health, gait, and mobility.
Diabetics, in particular, with their impaired circulation and nerve function, must apply extra vigilance in their foot care and see their podiatrist as directed.
Find out more
If you have a worsening foot or ankle condition, contact Dr. Eric Peters for a complete examination and treatment plan. Whether you need surgery or not, you'll receive excellent care for your best health and mobility. Call the office to ask any questions or for an appointment in White Plains, NY, at (914) 285-4444.
Follow these helpful guidelines before getting foot surgery in White Plains.
It’s normal to be a little nervous before any procedure; however, if you are having foot surgery you want to be as prepared as possible so that you have an easy procedure and a fast recovery. While you’ve probably talked to your White Plains podiatrist several times before your surgery, in all the nervousness you may have forgot some of your before-surgery instructions. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do before your foot surgery.
Be prepared to take weeks or even months off of work depending on the type of surgery you are having and how much physical movement you have to do at your job. Talk to your podiatrist in White Plains about an anticipated time frame so you don’t underestimate how much time you may need after your foot surgery. If possible, schedule some work-from-home days with your company, as this would be best for your recovery.
Also be sure to stock up on food and other supplies you will need to have around the house so you won’t have to go out often. This includes purchasing movies or books to keep you entertained and occupied during your recovery.
The next step is to prepare your home for your recovery period. This means putting the most useful and necessary items as close to you as possible so you don’t have to move around too often. If necessary, prep your bathroom ahead of time by placing a stool or support bar in the shower or bathtub to make getting in and out of the tub easier.
Designate the nightstand as your go-to place for all your essentials. This includes everything from extra pillows to elevate your foot to your computer, water, snacks or hobbies that might help you pass the time.
While these are certainly handy ways to prepare yourself for your upcoming surgery, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your White Plains podiatrist. There are no stupid questions, and we want you to feel confident about your upcoming procedure so the process is a breeze.