Many people walk with pain because they are not aware of the new surgical procedures that will help them. The truth is that many people who suffer from painful ingrown toenails, bunions, and hammertoes are unnecessarily forced to curtail their activities. Sadly, they forego exercise, social plans with their family members and friends, and sometimes give up stimulating jobs in favor of desk work.
Now, with the ease of today’s procedures, patients no longer have be afraid that a surgical foot procedure will put them out of commission, make them bedridden, or chew up sick leave.
Your Aunt Didn’t Tell You the Truth About Foot Surgery
If you’re like most people, your fears about foot surgery probably came from your aunt or your mother. Then, it was true that she experienced pain and needed weeks of bed rest after surgery. The picture is very different today.
Although podiatric medical schools were established around the turn of the century, podiatrists have been caring for people’s feet for over two hundred years. Now, podiatric training requirements are similar to those for medical school. Dr. Tepper has received a four-year podiatric medical degree. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics.
Just like other surgeons, podiatrists use the latest techniques and surgical procedures. In fact, modern technology has revolutionized the field of surgery and has given pioneering foot surgeons an opportunity to develop procedures that have made surgery significantly easier for patients.