What are the alternatives to foot surgery?

Live with it! Most foot surgery is elective, you can elect to have it done, or you can elect not to. You can try pads, shoe stretching, medications, more supportive and cushioned insoles. But in the end, your problem is still there... You are treating without cure.
Alternatives. Depends on symptoms, radiographic impression and history. Typically conservative therapy includes medication, icing, pt, orthotics, medication either otc or prescribed, and possibly injection therapy.
Alternative. Alternatives to surgery are called conservative care . This takes many forms and since we don't know what surgery or surgeries are or may be planned , describing conservative care ad nauseum is speculative at best. See your podiatrist - we know the surgical care and conservative care.
IT DEPENDS. It depends what your foot problem is. NSAID's, cortisone shots, orthotic devices, bracing, a cast, protective padding, change in shoegear are all used, depending upon your particular problem. Dr. Latva.

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What exactly happens after foot surgery?

No one can tell. If any doc can tell you exactly what will happen after foot surgery (many many many surgical procedures done daily) ...I would like to consult that doc for how to win a lottery! depending on what is done on your foot, your surgeon maybe able to tell you what may happen and should be done following your specific procedure/surgery... Good luck. Read more...
Depends. Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding risks, benefits, expected outcomes, planned procedure and recovery periods. Read more...
Follow docs orders. Discuss you post operative care with your foot surgeon. They should give you detailed instructions on what you need to do and what you might expect following surgery. The patient must participate in their care to receive the best outcomes. Dr l. Read more...
Follow docs orders. Discuss you post operative care with your foot surgeon. They should give you detailed instructions on what you need to do and what you might expect following surgery. The patient must participate in their care to receive the best outcomes. Dr l. Read more...

What generally happens in a foot surgery?

Many possibilities. There are many posible types of surgeries for various foot related problem. Read more...
Foot surgery. It depends on the patient, surgical procedure, and surgeon. To difficult to answer without more information. Read more...
Foot surgery. Generelly foot surgery can be seen as a local procedure or general anesthesia procedure. Local procedures have the area numbed about the area and the procedure is done. General anesthesia given in the hospital, is needed for procedures that require it. The area is scrubbed, a tourniquet may or mat not be used to stop bleeding during the surgery. The incision is closed and a dressing is applied. Read more...
Foot surgery . As stated that is just too vague to give an answer . There are literally hundreds of procedures . Read more...

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not. Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. Read more...
Foot surgery. It really depends on the surgery performed and the patients risk factors and past medical history. Most elective surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. Read more...
Foot durgery. Yes, most foot surgery is outpatient . Some minor procedures are performed in office. Speak to your prospective surgeon for this and any other questions pertaining to your care. Read more...
Foot surgery. Most foot surgery involves out patient centers. The more complex procedures or procedures that involve medically ill patients such as diabetes usually are performed in hospitals. Read more...

What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

Highly dependent. On what surgery you are having. Read more...
Depends. What the condition was that surgically treated. Hopefully you will have less pain and better function then you had before. Read more...
Good Question. Depending on the type of foot surgery. You may have swelling, pain [controlled with medication]. Immobilization. Dressing changes. Physical therapy. I suggest you discuss post op care with the surgeon. Read more...

After foot surgery I don't know how to drove?

Need info. As long as you have the use of your right foot you should be able to drive in the same way that you did prior to surgery. Read more...
DWI. Interestingly, if stopped by police, you can be given a ticket for Driving While Impaired, the impairment being the boot or cast, even if it's on the left foot. Just an FYI. Read more...

What is foot surgery with pins or plates like?

Difficult Q. Wow! that question is pandoras box! as an experienced foot and ankle surgeon I am interpreting your question to be about some type of reconstruction. I will say that in general these procedures are successful....But... As i tell all my patients "the recovery is long!" foot surgery takes up to a year or more to fully recover from. If someone is telling you its no big deal get another opinio. Read more...

What should I know before having foot surgery?

Talk to your Dr. All surgery has risks and possible complications. These should be reviewed. Read more...
Everything. It is important to understand the planned procedure(s), probable post operative course and possible complications. Discuss in detail with your surgeon. There are many good foot surgeons. Visit acfas.Org. Dr l. Read more...
Surgery . You should know what will be done and why. You should know what to reasonably expect as far as discomfort. You should know what will be expected of you and what you can and cannot do so you have a good outcome. Speak to your surgeon freely and ask questions. Read more...