When it is too late to prevent bunions, the only solution is foot surgery. However, surgery is only recommended if there is severe pain or there is a great deformity.
Below we explain which treatment is the best in each case.
Thanks to our feet, we can move throughout our lives. But, without good care of them, our health deteriorates rapidly. Therefore, in addition to taking proper care of them, it is necessary that you receive accurate information if you have any problems, in order to have the most effective treatment.
The following are the main problems and their solutions.
The bunion or Hallux Valgus, is the deviation of the first toe along with the protrusion of the bone. It is mainly a hereditary problem, although unsuitable footwear often worsens the deformity. Therefore, footwear that does not compress the toes is recommended. When it is too late to prevent the appearance of bunions, the only solution is surgery. However, surgery is only recommended when there is severe pain or there is a great deformity.
Claw or hammertoes are caused by muscle and bone imbalances that allow these deformities to develop. It is advisable to detect the problem early to avoid permanent deformation and stiffness. Outpatient foot surgery, which allows you to return home the same day of surgery, with immediate recovery is the most appropriate treatment.
Plantar fasciitis, which can be very painful and even disabling, is caused by micro ruptures of the transverse ligament causing inflammation and intense pain. In this case, the solution is not surgery. Conservative treatments have been shown to provide the best results. Therefore, theuse of custom orthopedic insoles is recommended, along with rest and daily stretching exercises.
A heel spur is a calcification in the heel that can cause pain when walking or exercising. This condition develops over time due to stress and strain on the plantar fascia, and is more common in people with flat feet, obesity or who engage in intense physical activity. Ehe treatment for heel spurs is based primarily on conservative measures, such as the use of orthopedic insoles with arch support, appropriate footwear and stretching exercises to relieve tension on the plantar fascia. In more severe cases, corticosteroid injections or even surgery may be used to remove the bony protrusion.
Another part of the foot that often causes problems are the nails. Ingrown toenails occur when the nails penetrate the skin of the foot, causing pain and inflammation. Ingrown toenails often become infected. For this reason, early detection and proper nail trimming are important. The only definitive treatment is plastic surgery of the nail on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
Metatarsalgia is a pain in the sole of the foot, specifically in the metatarsal area, which can be caused by different factors such as inadequate footwear, overweight, excessive physical activity or alterations in the bone structure of the foot. To alleviate pain, it is essential to identify the underlying cause and apply the appropriate treatment. Treatment options include the use of orthopedic insoles designed to distribute weight evenly on the sole of the foot, the application of ice and anti-inflammatory medications, changing to more appropriate footwear and, in more extreme cases, surgery to correct bone deformities.
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the nerves between the toes, usually between the third and fourth toes. This disorder is characterized by the formation of a thickening in the tissue around the nerve, which causes shooting pain, burning or numbness in the affected area. Treatment for Morton’s neuroma may include the use of orthopedic inserts and changes in footwear to reduce pressure on the affected nerve. Anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy may also be used to relieve pain and improve foot function. In cases resistant to conservative treatment, surgery may be an option to remove the neuroma and relieve pain.
Toe surgery: Price and factors to consider
When it comes to toe surgery, it is essential to keep in mind that each patient has unique characteristics and needs. Surgery may be required for various causes, such as bunions, claw toes, Morton’s neuroma, among others. Due to the variability of each case, it is essential to perform an individualized study before determining the cost of the intervention.
Clínica San Román, specialized in podiatry and foot surgery, is an excellent option to receive a personalized evaluation and a proper diagnosis. Their team of experienced professionals will analyze each situation and recommend the best treatment based on the degree of deformity and the patient’s specific needs.
Although it is not possible to establish an exact price without prior analysis, we can give you an indicative figure to give you an idea of the cost. In general, the price of toe surgery can range from 500 to 600 euros for each toe operated on. This value may vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the technique used, the recovery time and the postoperative care required.
In summary, if you would like to get an accurate quote for toe surgery, we recommend that you contact Clinica San Roman for a comprehensive and personalized evaluation.
Article prepared by Clínica San Román
Date of publication: 3-08-2017
Revision date: 4-4-2023