There are essentially two general situations when surgery is necessary for a foot problem – if the condition is unresponsive to conservative care or it is progressive.
Our goal at Sierra Foot & Ankle is always to address your lower limb issue with the use of nonsurgical care. To that end, we will attempt everything we can to avoid surgery. Unfortunately, sometimes conservative treatment is simply not enough. In cases like these, we will recommend surgical procedures so you can have relief from pain and be able to use your foot as intended.
Progressive conditions, like bunions, are ones that will continue to worsen over time—especially if left untreated—and cannot be corrected with conservative methods. Now, sometimes we can provide relief and keep the condition from worsening without resorting to surgery, but this is not always the case.
If you need expert foot and ankle care, whether conservative or surgical, come see us at either our Carson City or Gardnerville, NV offices and we will provide the treatment you need. Call us toll-free at (888) 608-8406 or request your appointment online so you can get back to doing the things you love!