Most often, a doctor will only recommend surgery if conservative methods have been ineffective. However, if the condition is serious, it is possible your doctor may skip conservative efforts and jump to surgical options. When making a decision about whether surgery is the right option for you, there are a few things to first consider.
- The surgery will be completed while the patient is under anesthesia. This is to ensure they do not experience any pain during the surgery itself. While this is common for many surgical procedures, some individuals prefer to avoid anesthesia in general.
- Although minimal, there is a recovery time associated with tarsal tunnel release. The individual will be braced and is expected to leave the brace on for 1-2 weeks after surgery. Between 1-2 months, the patient can run and engage in other physical activities that depend on the feet.
Although surgery of any kind can be daunting, BEST Health System focuses on finding the most effective, least invasive procedure. Patients that choose BEST will experience faster recovery times and can return to their favorite activities quicker.