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Podiatry Surgery: Should you postpone or proceed?

Every day we use our feet, rarely thinking about their care, yet we complain loudly when they are in pain. Feet will ache when you have been on them too long, yet even that pain is trying to help us—it’s how our feet tell us that something is wrong.

If you are having a lot of pain in your feet then it is possible that you may need surgery. A podiatry specialist can help you determine if surgery is necessary or if a less invasive treatment is possible.

We all need to stop taking our feet for granted. Without them, there is so much we cannot do. If you have ever had a sprained ankle or broken foot, you will understand; life seems to come to a standstill, and much of what we want to be able to do is out of our reach. Understandably you may not want to deal with surgery, but a podiatry specialist as experienced as Dr. Ravaei can take care of most surgeries in his office as a day surgery, meaning that you’ll usually be up and back on your feet in no time.

There are many different reasons for podiatry surgery, and many of them are much less scary than you might think. Removing the part of the nail base that can result in an ingrown toenail or removing a corn are simple one hour procedures that will keep you off your feet for a couple of days, but once they are done you will no longer have to suffer from the pain they cause. If you have flat feet, joint movement limitations, hammertoes, bunions, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout, these are a few of the reasons that a podiatrist may recommend surgery.

The sooner you get any podiatry surgery done that is needed, the better chance you will have of 100% correcting the problem and having no more pain after the surgery is done. Many people put off the surgery because they are either afraid or think themselves too busy to be laid up for the several days it may take to recover from the surgery.

By postponing the problem, they subject themselves to more pain or make the condition worse, risking their mobility for more than just a few days. If you have pain more days that you do not, if you have a hard time moving around comfortably, or if you have tried other treatments that have failed, it may be time to see a podiatrist.

Find Out More About Inglewood Surgery

If you’re looking for a Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Inland Empire, or Inglewood podiatry expert, look no further than Dr. Ravaei at 866-866-FEET. He will evaluate your condition and make a decision on whether or not you will need surgery. Podiatry specialists work very hard to learn all the latest techniques and noninvasive ways to take care of any foot problems you may have, so you can rest assured that they will only do surgery if it is necessary.

To start your own process of healing, explore the resources of the 866-866-FEET website. Then schedule your consultation at our Inglewood podiatry center, or any of our other four California locations. Dr. Ravaei will assess your pain, diagnose your problem, and try to find a nonsurgical approach if it is possible. Podiatry surgery will only be recommended if it is the only option or the best option to give you your mobility back.