Tennessee Titans star player Jake Locker will be down for a while due to foot surgery he needs, but he won’t be missing out on the things he already had planned. Next Monday Locker plans to hold the Titans and T-Bone fundraiser, an event he is hosting for the first time for his new charity the Pass it On foundation.
Even though he will be sidelined for the rest of the football season because of the Lisfranc injury in his foot, he refuses to lose his hopeful attitude. “I’m looking forward to getting it fixed and starting the healing process,” Locker said. “I feel confident I’ll come back stronger than I was and I’ll have no side effects from this injury.”
Foot surgery is a serious proposition that should only be done after a full medical consultation. If you are thinking about surgery to fix your foot injury, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury and Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can assess your condition and walk you through all the corrective options available to you.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
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