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Do I Need Surgery?

At Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute we treat foot problems conservatively.  There are non-surgical options to improve most foot conditions.  In many cases, surgery may not be necessary.  In cases where surgery is needed, the condition is carefully evaluated to determine what the most effective route of action is needed.  If you think you may need surgery, but aren’t sure, call our office.  We can explain treatment options that we provide for different conditions.

 

Nobody wants to live on crutches for weeks following foot surgery. And much as we like to kick off our shoes, prop up our feet and relax, even that gets old. After all, there's work to be done, games to be played and places to go.



Our goal is to get you back on your feet faster than you'd expect. So if you've been putting off that bunion surgery, for example, for a "less busy" period of your life, don't. Instead, opt for Dr. Gibson's self-proclaimed "walking bunion" surgery, so nicknamed because patients can walk the same day.

 


If you've struggled with foot pain that never left after that bad sprain, ask us about our new surgery for Lisfranc injuries, a rare but painful condition in which a sprain has not fully healed.



Also, a new no-incision surgery can help your heel pain and get you back to normal shoes within days.  Usually, plantar fasciitis or heel spur surgeries would take you off your feet for weeks, but not with this new revolutionary procedure for heel pain