David Gilbert underwent foot surgery on Friday to repair ligament damage to his right foot, having fractured his foot twice in 2011 and dealing with injury ever since. Gilbert will miss the entire spring practice but hopes he will return for summer training. “As soon as I feel like I can come off the ball and stop a 300-pound lineman, or take on a double team-that’s when (I’ll return)” Gilbert commented.
It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Tarr’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.
When is Foot Surgery Needed?
Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.
However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.
In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.
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