Jed Lowrie suffered from both ligament damage in his foot as well as a large bunion for over a month. Following the diagnosis, Lowrie underwent a season-ending surgery in August and is out on recovery. Lowrie is expected to be ready by next spring as he recovers for 3 months. Lowrie found that his foot injury affected his performance. “Even when I was off it for 10 days, the swelling and inflammation wasn’t going down. I knew there was something else going on besides the bunion. I thought I could play through it, but it’s such a complex area,” he said.
When is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases where less invasive procedures have been unsuccessful. Conditions that often require surgery are listed below:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction for injuries caused by accidents or malformations
Types of Surgeries
The type of surgery you receive depends on the nature of the problem. Possible surgeries include the following:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
Surgery can provide more complete pain relief than other options and may allow you to finally resume full activity. Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.