Many people don’t quite realize how many bones there are in the feet. The feet have dozens of different bones, and many of them have to move in tandem. The feet are some of the most complex and well-designed parts of the human body. Because of that, they can also be prone to problems. You have many different muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments in your feet that are all moving at the same time when you walk or run. In some cases, those problems can develop to the point where you actually need foot surgery.
The plantar fascia is a ligament that runs on the bottom of your foot where the arch is. If the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, this causes plantar fasciitis. This happens to people who run a lot if they increase their speed and distance too rapidly. It can also happen to anyone who spends a great deal of time on their feet. If the plantar fasciitis is particularly painful, or if you don’t treat it aggressively, it can require foot surgery in Marlton, NJ.
Determining if you need surgery can be difficult. You should contact us to see if your plantar fasciitis is so severe that you need surgery; alternately, you might find other treatment options.
A bunion is a common deformity in the big toe. If the bunion is allowed to progress, it can become disruptive, painful, and unsightly. Bunion surgery is one of the most common types of foot surgery. A bunion is often not painful at first. However, the deformity causes the foot to move unnaturally, which can cause pain in the forefoot, the arch, and in the other toes. Also, it can irritate the skin around the toes. The irritated skin can eventually harden into thick corns and calluses that have to be surgically removed.