Deciding whether or not to undergo a foot surgery—especially “elective” surgeries for non-emergency (but very troubling) conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, or flat feet—is a deeply personal choice that can depend on a variety of factors. This includes, obviously, the severity of the condition itself, but other considerations may include your age, personal or lifestyle goals, financial situation, work situation, and more.
Generally speaking, we view surgery as a “last resort” that should only be selected after any viable non-surgical remedies have been tried first. If pain still remains significant or chronic beyond that point, we’ll then most likely recommend surgery as your best option.
Surgery is an investment in yourself—it may be a little more expensive and require a little more “down time” than alternatives, but it can also buy you years (or even decades!) of pain free living. We’ll always make sure that you have all the knowledge and information you need about the pros and cons so you can make an informed choice. To see if surgery is the right choice for you, please fill out our contact form online, or give Family Foot & Ankle Center a call at 888-689-3317.