Country Music Star Chely Wright Recovering From Foot Surgery
Both Morton's neuroma excisions and bunion surgery are very common foot surgeries that we perform in our Houston podiatry practice. A Morton's neuroma is an inflamed nerve that causes intense pain in the ball of the foot. There is conservative treatment for a neuroma, including anti-inflammatory medication, padding, injection therapy, custom orthotics, and shockwave therapy. When these fail, surgery is certainly indicated. Surgery to treat a Morton's neuroma is very successful. It entails removal of the inflamed piece of nerve. Our patients often report an immediate relief of pain.
A bunion is a prominence of bone on the side of the big toe joint. It is caused by the pressures of walking causing the metatarsal bone to rotate and create a large bump on the side of the foot. Correcting a bunion involves repositioning the metatarsal bone back in alignment. This is accomplished by creating a surgical fracture, realigning the joint, and stabilizing the area with small screws. This is a common and successful surgery and many are surprised that they don't feel as much pain as they expected.
The key to a successful foot surgery and recovery is ensuring you are being treated by a superior foot surgeon. The foot surgeons at Foot & Ankle Institute of Texas are among the most experienced and respected in the field. If you are suffering from a painful Morton's Neuroma or Bunion, contact our office for a comprehensive evaluation.