What to Expect When You Need Foot Surgery

Will you need foot surgery sometime in your life? Well, if you’re among the 75% of Americans who will eventually suffer some kind of foot pain, it’s something you might have to consider.

At Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, we take your foot pain seriously. However, we would never rush you into a surgical procedure. The truth is, there are many things we can do to reduce and eliminate pain before we ever think about wheeling a patient into the operating room.

But some conditions will require surgery. As a last resort, we may recommend it as the best course of action to

  • correct a biomechanical imbalance
  • eliminate a painful condition
  • improve the foot’s appearance.

Some conditions that can benefit from foot surgery include

We believe that the best way to face a possible foot surgery is to be fully educated about it. It’s important for you to be aware of all the pros and cons and to know what to expect from the entire surgical process.

What to expect before surgery

  • Our expert podiatrists, Chanda L. Day-Houts and Dr. Heidi M. Christie, will walk you through the procedure and address every question or concern you might have.
  • We will discuss any possible risks, which may include infection, slow healing, or scarring.

What to expect after surgery

  • You’ll likely experience some pain, but we’ll explain how to manage it with ice, elevation, and medication.
  • You should always monitor your incision for signs of infection such as increased redness or swelling.
  • Call us immediately if you have a fever, excessive pain, cold toes, or a warm, swollen calf.
  • We may recommend physical therapy to regain strength or custom orthotics for extra support as you heal.


We want our patients to have an excellent surgical experience. We’re here to discuss any questions you have about foot surgery. Call us in Montgomery, Alabama at (334) 396-3668. You may also contact us online.