Top Foot Surgery in New Hampshire
Bunion Surgery - (Hallux Valgus Procedure)
Hallux Valgus, commonly referred to as a bunion, is a mechanical deformity in the foot resulting in a misaligned great toe joint. These deformities can lead to a large, painful bump on the side of the foot. Often times the only treatment to alleviate painful symptoms is through surgical intervention. The surgical procedure involves realigning the affected joint with placement of hardware (screws and/or plate). Once the joint is realigned, most patients are able to return to all levels of previous activity.
Ingrown Toenails Surgery
Minor surgery can permanently cure an ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis). When a nail penetrates the skin surrounding it, pain, redness, and swelling may occur. Infection can also spread to the surrounding tissue and sometimes even to the bone. Before administering a local anesthesia, the podiatrist evaluates whether surgery is needed. While the healing time is short, this treatment is suitable only for specific cases.
Calluses and Corns Surgery
Corns are small raised thick areas that develop on the tops of the feet or toes. Corns occur because of friction from wearing poorly fitting shoes or as the result of foot deformities. It is best to consult a podiatrist, a foot specialist, for treatment of this problem. A podiatrist can remove a corn and recommend toe pads, shoe inserts, and properly fitting shoes to help prevent corns in the future.
Hammer Toe Surgery
Hammertoe most commonly affects the second toe on the foot. It causes the middle joint to bend. Hammertoe is most frequently caused by structural problems in the toe or from wearing poor fitting shoes. It is important to diagnose and treat hammertoe early because the condition tends to become worse over time. If left untreated, hammertoe can require surgery
The podiatrist determines the appropriate treatment. Visit our podiatric clinic for a complete evaluation of a hammer toe or claw toe.
Skin Biopsy & Nail Biopsy
A skin biopsy can detect a large number of skin abnormalities. By taking a small sample of the skin of the lower limbs, the podiatrist can diagnose cancer and determine if the disease is affecting the adjacent skin. The biopsy can even target the source of the problem.
A nail biopsy can detect the presence of fungi and other skin diseases. It can be practiced with or without local anesthesia. The podiatrist will take a small sample of the nail and will analyze it quickly. Please note that we alone offer this service in the region.