Medically Reviewed by Dr. Rachel N. Verville
May 12, 2015
Frisco foot surgery patients often want to know more about their symptoms before their appointment with RNV Podiatry. Our website offers a wealth of information about typical foot- and ankle-related conditions, which we invite you to explore.
Certain conditions are mild but cause enough discomfort to prompt treatment. Others may begin with subtle cues but become more serious and eventually require foot surgery. Learn what you can expect from your care with our practice.
Symptoms That May Suggest Larger Concerns
Before you read this list and begin worrying that you need foot surgery, you should understand that many symptoms can come from easily treatable and more problematic conditions alike. Still, it’s worth knowing what you should watch for so that you can tell Dr. Verville during your visit.
- Pain in the Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. If left untreated, this tendon can degenerate and rupture. Surgery reconnects the calf muscles with the heel bone to give you back push-off strength.
- Serious pain in your ankle. This may be a sign of a fracture or sprain ankle, and more severe cases may require surgery.
- Pain along the bottom of your foot may be a symptom of plantar fasciitis. While it’s uncommon for Frisco patients to have foot surgery to treat this condition, there are procedures that can release tension on the ligament or stretch certain foot nerves.
- Severe bunions or hammertoe. Foot surgery can remove the swollen tissue from around the toe joint, straighten the toe, and realign the bones. Foot deformities or injuries can also cause blisters and calluses on the feet.
- Significant pain in your foot may mean you have a fracture. Intense discomfort, swelling, blistering, and bruising may also be signs. In addition to surgery, treatment options include physical therapy and proper exercise.
Alternatives For Frisco Foot Surgery Patients
Dr. Verville follows a conservative approach to treatment. As a patient, you can expect her to:
- Conduct a thorough examination.
- Discuss your experience, symptoms, medical history, and changes in behavior.
- Identify treatment options that can resolve your condition.
Foot surgery is typically last among these treatment recommendations. Often, Dr. Verville is able to help patients with measures that are as simple as new footwear, physical therapy, medication, and non-invasive procedures. Find out which approach is best for your care by visiting our practice.
Learn more about Frisco foot surgery and other treatment options with RNV Podiatry. Call (214) 385-8822 or online.