Are there alternatives to surgery for my foot or ankle problem?

Yes. Not every problem requires surgery and it is important to be aware that there are risks associated with any form or surgery. Many podiatric conditions can be easily resolved with conservative non-surgical methods; such as orthotics, footwear modifications, injections, physiotherapy and other techniques.

Your podiatric surgeon may recommend that you seek non-surgical care for your problem if this not has been attempted previously, or your condition is not amenable to surgical treatment. He or she will work closely with your podiatrist, GP and any other health professionals to ensure that this occurs.