Unfortunately, treatment for serious injuries to the structure of your foot or diseases that cause foot pain may require surgery to fix the problem. Dr. Velimir Petkov of podiatry practice NJ considers surgical interventions only when absolutely necessary. After reaching his diagnosis, he discusses your options with you. If you need surgery, you can trust Dr. Petkov to take care of you from start to finish. Call today to find out if you need metatarsal surgery.
Metatarsal surgery involves a minimally invasive procedure for correcting foot injuries that affect your metatarsal bones. Each of your feet has five long metatarsal bones that connect each toe to the bottom part of your foot. The first metatarsal sits just behind the big toe. It’s usually the location where bunions develop.
Removing bunions is the most common reason for the metatarsal surgery, but you may need surgery for other reasons, such as:
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Dr. Velimir Petkov — the foot doctor at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey — investigates the root cause of your heel pain, toe pain, ankle pain and generalized foot pain. You have to undergo a complete medical and physical examination of your feet, along with tests like a digital x-ray or a diagnostic ultrasound to see exactly where the problem lies. As there are several metatarsal surgical interventions available, Dr. Petkov must make the right diagnosis before he recommends the most appropriate treatment.
The type of metatarsal surgery you need depends entirely on your condition. The options include:
Your foot doctor can do the surgery in the comfort of his office in Clifton. Before the surgery, you get some form of numbing anesthetic to allay the pain from the procedure. Usually, the surgery takes about an hour, but it depends on the severity of your foot problem. You can trust Dr. Petkov to put your needs first.
Immediately after the surgery, you have to wear a special boot that prevents weight-bearing pressure on your foot. As you’re under Dr. Petkov’s care, surgical risks are greatly reduced. You also get home care instructions, like elevating your foot above your heart as often as possible. You may have to take pain medications for the first couple days of your recovery.
It takes several months for your foot to completely heal. Your expert foot doctor removes your stitches in 10 to 14 days. You may need to do some physical therapy, depending on your leg condition, and your doctor may recommend orthotics for your shoes to better support your foot. Contact Premier Podiatry for the best care before, during and after your metatarsal surgery.
Premier Podiatry: Velimir Petkov, DPM
925 Clifton Ave, Ste 107
Clifton, NJ 07013
☎ (973) 315-5555