Do I Need Foot Surgery?

It’s well-known that everything is big in Texas! However, when your foot condition is causing big-time pain, and it’s become a big deterrent in your ability to do the things you love, that’s when you know it’s time to make a big decision – should you have foot surgery?


Choosing surgery is indeed a big deal, but in some cases, it is necessary to restore function and improve quality of life. If you suffer from persistent pain, that’s definitely a sign you might need surgical intervention, however, that’s not the only contributing factor to consider before taking such a big step.

Surgical procedures for foot conditions should be thought of as a last resort. In other words, it’s important to try all non-surgical treatment options first. These can include medications, orthotics, stretches, a change in footwear, rest, and icing. We can discuss which options are appropriate for you, but if you try all the treatments we suggest and still can’t find relief, then our discussion will turn to surgery.

While we always try conservative methods first, you can rest assured that if surgery does become your best option, Dr. Keith McSpadden has extensive experience in numerous surgical procedures -- from minimally invasive surgeries to arthroscopic, reconstructive, and more. We will take the time to explain which procedure would be best for you and answer any questions you might have. We will also go over how to prepare as well as what you can expect after your foot surgery.  It’s important that you to feel comfortable and confident with your decision -- it’s a big one, after all!

If you are experiencing chronic pain and have exhausted all conservative measures to no avail, schedule a consultation with us by calling our Cedar Park office at (512) 593-2949 or Round Rock, TX office at (512) 960-4290.

Posted on June 29, 2017 .