Reasons You May Need Foot Surgery

By Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care, LLC
December 10, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot surgery  

Surgery. It's a word we don't want to hear; sometimes, however, it's necessary. Your board-certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Cherrie Cindric and Dr. Todd Cindric of Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care, diagnose and treat a wide variety of podiatric issues and perform in-office foot surgeries as needed. At our Irwin and Greensburg, PA, offices, count on expert diagnosis and treatment as well as surgical Foot Doctorevaluations and procedures that are second to none.

Reasons for foot and ankle surgeries

Your Irwin foot and ankle surgeons look at each patient as an individual. We perform comprehensive foot examinations, digital x-rays, gait analysis, and other diagnostics to help them understand how someone's feet and ankles function, to uncover acute or chronic problems, and to formulate treatment plans aimed at optimal health and performance.

Sometimes rest, support, and pain-relieving medications get patients on their feet and moving comfortably again. Other times, surgery is the best option. The team at Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care is well-equipped to prepare people for their surgeries and to help them through the subsequent recovery and rehabilitation process.

In general, people need surgery when less invasive interventions just don't work. Persistent pain, swelling, tenderness, balance problems, gait issues, immobility, and limited range of motion are reasons to consider foot surgery. A good question to ask yourself is "How much are my symptoms impacting my daily activities?"

These uncomfortable and sometimes disabling symptoms often result from:

  • Ankle or foot fractures or sprains
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and arthritis resulting from trauma)
  • Acquired and congenital deformities, such as hammertoes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Tumors, such as neuromas (affecting the 3rd and 4th toes)
  • Bunions, a bulging of the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the big toe
  • Heel spurs
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Impaired peripheral circulation

Do you need foot or ankle surgery?

Please contact Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care if you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, swelling, or other difficult symptoms. Dr. Cherrie Cindric, Dr. Todd Cindric, and their team want you up and functioning at your very best. Call one of their conveniently located offices for a consultation. In Irwin, phone (724) 863-0996 and in Greensburg, phone (724) 832-1000.

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