5 Common Myths About Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 16, 2018

mythsMany podiatrists today are opting to use minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide long-term pain relief for their patients who suffer from chronic foot problems such as hammertoes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis.

While there are many myths that have come to be associated with foot surgery, Dr. Nagy is a New Hampshire podiatrist who will be able to address the issue and answer any questions you have. The minimally invasive surgical procedures being used today result in much less trauma to the foot and faster recovery times.

Myth #1: You'll Be in Chronic Pain

In the past, any type of surgery could leave the door open for chronic pain, especially when it involved the feet. With today's minimally invasive procedures, the risk of chronic pain and discomfort is dramatically reduced. In most cases, the area of the foot that is affected during the procedure is quite small, resulting in less tissue and nerve damage.

Technological advancements allow Dr. Nagy to work within a very small area causing minimal swelling and much less discomfort during the recovery period. For many people who have experienced minimally invasive foot surgery, chronic pain is a thing of the past, not a part of their future.

Myth #2: You'll Experience Excessive Bleeding

One of the most common myths about foot surgery involves excessive bleeding. Because of the way the foot is structured and the number of blood vessels in the area, there are many myths concerning excessive bleeding.

The fact is, with minimally invasive foot surgery, the risk of excessive bleeding is extremely low. Dr. Nagy can correct many abnormalities of the feet without disturbing major blood vessels in the area, keeping bleeding to a minimum.

When circulation becomes a problem, he can also help to re-establish sufficient blood flow to areas where it may have been compromised due to an injury or illness.

Myth #3: You'll Be Left With Unsightly Scars

Surgical techniques in the past often resulted in unsightly scars. With today's minimally invasive surgery techniques, much smaller incisions are used.

Along with the smaller incisions comes a wide array of techniques and tools that allow Dr. Nagy to complete complex surgical procedures in a very small space. Less trauma to the structure of the foot means a faster recovery time, much less pain and discomfort, and minimal scarring.

If you have foot surgery at Nagy Footcare, you will receive detailed instructions concerning the care of your incision. Following Dr. Nagy's recommendations will help to reduce the risk of an unsightly scar.

Myth #4: You'll Have Decreased Mobility in Your Feet

There are many conditions that have a direct impact on the mobility of your feet. Many people have been led to believe that having surgery on your feet can decrease the ability of your feet to flex and move normally.

Many of the most frequently used minimally invasive surgical techniques offer the opposite effect. Because the incisions are smaller, there is less trauma to the foot. This means less inflammation and scarring. With proper care and physical therapy, your mobility will often increase dramatically. 

Myth #5: You'll Have an Extended Recovery Period

Years ago, most surgeries involved large incisions and subsequent damage to a larger area of the foot. This often resulted in a lengthy recovery period and an extended period of physical therapy. While physical therapy is still necessary, the long, ugly scars and extensive tissue trauma are no longer an issue.

State of the art treatment options, like HyProCure® treatment, involve very small scars and very little peripheral tissue damage. The result is a much shorter recovery period and a more complete healing. With proper care and the use of special exercises during physical therapy, you can be back on your feet in no time at all. 

At Nagy Footcare, Dr. Nagy and his staff perform a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques. They understand the stress that can accompany a treatment plan that calls for any type of surgical procedure.

Dr. Nagy makes it a personal goal to answer all of your questions fully and completely so that you know what will be happening during the procedure, as well as what is involved in your aftercare plan.

He will also take the time to discuss any fear of foot surgery you may have. It's important to Dr. Nagy that you know as much as possible about your procedure. He will dispel the myths and provide you detailed and accurate information so you are at ease and comfortable with the procedures and techniques that are included in your treatment plan.

Schedule an initial consultation with a New Hampshire podiatrist today! At Nagy Footcare, our best day is when you wake up with no foot pain.

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