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There are 360 joints and 206 bones in the human body. 26 of those bones and 33 of those joints are in your foot. And just like anything that’s made of many complex parts, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with your feet and ankles. Because there are so many things that can go wrong, there are plenty of surgeries that a foot surgeon in Bolingbrook needs to know how to do.

And if you’re having pain or discomfort in your feet, you may be wondering if a certain type of foot surgery might be what your doctor is going to recommend. So that you know what you have to deal with, we’ll outline a few common types of foot surgery.

Bunion Surgery

Bunion removal becomes necessary when bunions form, usually as a result of shoes with a toe that is too tight on the wearer’s toe area. Bunions present themselves at the base of the largest toe in the form of a bony bump. To get a bunion removed, you will usually only need a local anesthetic which will make your foot numb. From there, your foot surgeon in Bolingbrook will remove the bunion and do any other repairs like realignment or joint repair.

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

In the vast majority of cases, you won’t need surgery for Plantar Fasciitis. However, if you do end up needing this surgery, it will most likely involve your foot surgeon in Bolingbrook making small incisions in the fibers of the plantar fascia so that the ligament is relieved from the tension that it’s under. Depending on your specific case, your doctor may conduct open or endoscopic surgery to relieve the tension on your plantar fascia.

Achilles Tendon Surgery

Your Achilles is a tendon the runs down the back of your lower leg, connecting the heel to your calf. It’s what helps you jump, run, and walk. If your doctor decides that you need surgery to repair your Achilles, he or she will access your Achilles through the calf in order to repair the tendon and/or remove degenerated parts of the tendon. For less severe problems, it’s possible that your doctor may not need to do open surgery and can use an endoscopic technique instead.

Keep in mind that there are many different types of surgery that your foot surgeon may recommend. However, these are a few of the most common.

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15724 S. Rt 59 Unit 100

Plainfield, IL 60544

815-439-1188 phone

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Illinois Podiatric Medical Association


215 Remington Blvd., Suite A2

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-226-9860 phone

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