Podiatric Surgery is the surgical treatment of the foot and its associated structures. It is carried out by a Podiatric Surgeon, usually as a day case procedure and often under local anaesthetic.

Foot problems which can be treated with surgery include:

  • Sprains and fractures.
  • Arthritis and joint disease.
  • Benign and malignant tumors.
  • Bunions.
  • Calluses and warts.
  • Corns and hammertoes.
  • Flatfeet.
  • Heel or toe spurs.
  • Neuromas (nerve tumors).

Most foot surgeries require a period of post-operative immobilisation for at least two weeks, until sutures are removed. Most surgeons will encourage post-op exercise of the foot and legs to speed recovery. In addition, many patients need additional therapy, or treatments after surgery, in order to aid in the healing and recovery process. These may include physiotherapy, orthotic devices, and special footwear.