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By Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care, LLC
October 24, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Many common foot and ankle conditions and injuries can be managed and resolved with conservative treatments like rest, medication foot surgery, ankle surgeryand physical therapy. However, when conservative treatments are insufficient, surgery may be necessary to alleviate chronic pain or problems with mobility and movement, depending on the condition. The foot surgeons at Greensburg and Irwin, PA based Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care LLC offer treatment for a range of podiatry problems and injuries.

Foot and Ankle Surgery in Greensburg and Irwin

Because the feet and ankles contain some of the most complex weight-bearing joints in the body, they can be especially susceptible to strain and injury. Whether you are a highly active professional or recreational athlete, or live a predominantly sedentary lifestyle with limited physical activity, chances are you will have to visit a podiatrist at some point in your lifetime.

Some conditions like flat feet (low arches) are caused by genetics and the biomechanics of the feet, and tend to increase the risk of additional strains and injuries over time, like bunions, hammer toes or chronic heel pain. In many cases, podiatry surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic and mild sedation, allowing the patient to go home and begin recovery on the same day of the procedure.

Consult with a foot and ankle doctor if you are suffering from chronic pain, stiffness or any of the following conditions to learn whether surgery is right for you:

  • Sprains, tears or fractures
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Bunions
  • Heel and bone spurs
  • Growths or tumors
  • Bone deformity
  • Flat feet

Even when treated with surgery, some degree of physical therapy, rest and period of immobilization is typically necessary after the procedure in order to ensure adequate healing and recovery.

Find a Foot Surgeon in Greensburg and Irwin

If you are suffering from chronic pain, stiffness or having difficulty walking due to an injury or orthopedic disability, contact Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care LLC to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon and to learn more about your treatment options today.