Podiatric surgery is the surgical treatment of the foot and any associated structures, and operations are carried out by a podiatric surgeon. While plenty of foot problems can be fixed with non-surgical treatments, some are best treated by podiatric surgery, especially persistently painful conditions or deformities.
Feet can develop many painful disorders. Mild symptoms can usually be dealt with using non-operative techniques like shoe insoles, modified footwear and injections. If your symptoms persist and start to restrict your daily life, you may need surgery to provide relief and even prevent deformity.