When You Have Tried Everything to Avoid Surgery
Living with foot and ankle pain is horrible, and sometimes you can try everything, and still, nothing helps. If you have tried:
- Changing your profession
- Postponing sports, exercise, or leisure activities
- Made significant lifestyle changes
And still, after weeks of conservative treatments, you are still in intolerable pain, and your body isn’t responding to non-invasive treatments; reconstructive ankle and foot surgery can help you get past your pain and put you on the road to recovery and a normal lifestyle.
Do You Need Foot and Ankle Surgery?
It can be stressful and overwhelming to determine if surgery is the right option for you, and we at Global Podiatry want to assist you in every way possible so that you know exactly what you need to do to feel better. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might need reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.
- Is the severity of your pain more than a 5 on a 10 point scale?
- Have you been in pain for longer than two weeks?
- Has your foot and ankle pain forced you to make life-altering changes to your everyday activities?
- Are you willing to explore surgical options?
Any long-term foot or ankle pain needs to be treated. Eventually, when a tendon pops, or you fracture a bone, surgery is going to be an inevitable treatment plan. Living in pain affects everything you do, and there is nothing more than we want at Global Podiatry than to help you get past the excruciating times. You need to know the extent of damage in your foot or ankle; if you have ongoing pain, contact Global Podiatry today.
Making Sure You Know You Are Making the Best Decision
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery is a highly specialized treatment that focuses on reconstructing the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. These surgeries relieve pain by taking a foot or ankle that has been severely damaged and rebuilding the foot, arch, and ankle.
Depending on your long-term foot and ankle problem, you may require reconstructive surgery. Every condition is unique; if you need surgery, it can be complex or minor. Some reconstructive surgeries include:
To restructure the foot, devices such as screws, wires, pins, or plates may be needed to be implemented to help. At Global Podiatry, we are certified in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Our team of foot and ankle specialists will thoroughly evaluate your condition and outline a clear and straightforward surgical and recovery plan.
What You Can Expect From Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgeons in Chicago & Wheeling
Global Podiatry surgeons have years of intense training, certification, and experience performing reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries in Chicago & Wheeling, Illinois. Our expertise allows us to fix complicated conditions. The procedures that we perform correct foot and ankle problems caused by trauma, congenital disabilities, and disease.
How Will I Know If Surgery Will Help?
After your consultation with one of our foot and ankle specialists in Lincolnwood & Wheeling, we will review your test results and carefully determine what course of action needs to be taken. Our extensive and reliable process will tell us what your condition is and how it needs to be treated.
Once we have sufficient results, we will decide on the right treatment plan. We will explain the entire procedure so that you know exactly what we will be doing so that you are confident with the entire process. Our comprehensive methods will give you an assurance that the surgery will make a tremendous difference in your day-to-day life.
Indications You May Need Foot And Ankle Reconstruction
Our reconstructive procedures are designed to treat a variety of foot and ankle disorders. Patients who benefit from foot and ankle reconstructive are those with:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- Tendon Rupture
- Hammer Toe
- Claw Toe
- Mallet Toe
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Flat Feet
- High Arches
- Arthritic Bone and Joints
- Diabetic Charcot Foot
- Ankle Fracture
- Heel Fracture
- Toe Fracture
- Broken Fifth Metatarsal
- Pilon Fracture
- Talus Fracture
- Pathologic Tumor and Lesion Fractures
Post Surgery Plan
Prior to surgery, your surgeon will educate you on what exactly to expect during your healing period. At Global Podiatry, we want to ensure that you have a full and optimal recovery; make sure to ask any questions and voice any concerns! Here are a few things you can do before your surgery to make your recovery easier:
- Clean your house- Coming back to a clean home will make a recovery easier; you won’t have the itch to get up and make sure you tidy up.
- Cook meals and freeze them- You want to reduce the amount of time you are up on your feet during recovery, prepare food that you can just pop in the microwave or stove.
- Make sure everything you need is close- We strongly recommend that you decide on a location in your home where you will be the most comfortable and have everything you need within an arm’s reach.
- Ask for help- You are going to be going through a lot during your recovery, so do not be afraid to ask your friends or family for help.