If you suffer from any of these conditions, you may have been told that surgery is the best solution. But Dr. Callarman takes a conservative approach to treatment and can often alleviate painful foot problems without surgery. When surgery is the best option for lasting relief, it is usually performed at a local hospital. An anesthesiologist is always on hand to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Bunions If conservative, nonsurgical measures don’t bring relief from your bunion pain, we can correct the deformity with a “bunionectomy” procedure, in which we surgically realign the bone, ligaments and tendons to restore your big toe to its proper position.
Hammertoes Hammertoe is a term used to describe a crooked, deviated or contracted toe. We can treat hammertoes with protective foot pads or surgery, if needed.
Neuromas Neuromas are caused by the thickening of the outer coating of a foot nerve. We may recommend custom orthotics (shoe inserts), injection therapy or shoe style/size. If symptoms become severe, surgical removal of the neuroma can provide lasting relief.
Flat feet If your foot’s arch loses its strength, the foot’s framework begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten. We may prescribe special custom orthotics (shoe inserts), physical therapy and medication to relieve pain and inflammation. Surgery may be considered in severe cases.