There are many conditions of the foot and ankle that can affect one’s daily life. From bunions and hammertoes to ankle fractures and flat feet, there are many ailments one can suffer from. But when is it too late to see a reputable foot and ankle surgeon, such as Dr. Garrett Nelson to determine what treatment is right for you and if surgical reconstruction is necessary?
If left untreated, certain conditions of the foot and ankle can progress. It is important to see a specialist as soon as you can if you believe you are limited by a condition from your foot and ankle. There are many preventative measures that one can take to avoid surgery, but often it may be inevitable.
Does your foot and ankle ailment limit your activity? Do you stay at home instead of going on a walk with your friends or family? Are you in pain with every step? Do you have swelling and pain that just doesn’t seem to go away? If you have put off getting treated to the point of answering yes to any of these questions, it is important to see a specialist to see if conservative management will suffice or if surgery may be necessary to get you back on your feet pain-free.