Category: Surgery (Page 2)

Plastic Foot Surgeon?

To what lengths would you go for a more beautiful foot? I have already shared with you the chemical peel for dry, cracked feet called Baby Foot which we carry. But a new trend among Podiatrist is the request for “cosmetic” foot surgery. More and more people have been inquiring about toe shortening procedures to […]

Should I Wait To Have Bunion Surgery? This Foot & Ankle Surgeon’s Opinion

I cant tell you how many times a foot and ankle surgeon hears this question. You have just been diagnosed with bunions, they hurt, they are red and swollen, and you are unable to wear your shoes with comfort. Lets start with the basics first. What is a bunion? A bunion is a bone growth […]

Is The Minimal Incision Bunionectomy Right For Me?

Do you have a bump at the base of your big toe that is red and hurts in shoes? Does your big toe tilt toward your second toe? Sounds like a bunion. A bunion is a structural deformity of the foot where the long bones, called metatarsals, shift inward. Chances are if you have this, […]

Is Foot Surgery Cosmetic? This Foot Surgeon’s Opinion

A lot of the patients I see each year come for a surgery consultation. Why? Most of the patients I see have pain when wearing shoes or from any injury. However, women are more likely than men to see me due to the pointy, narrow, high heels they wear and dont want to give up. […]

Can Arthroscopic Surgery Extend Your Sporting Career?

Yesterday, Hall of Fame-bound basketball player Ray Allen underwent surgery on his right ankle in hopes of extending his basketball career. There is a lot of basketball left in these legs, the 36 year old point guard for the Boston Celtics said prior to the surgery. The wear and tear of all his years in […]

I Had Foot or Ankle Surgery, Now What? Post

Recently I wrote a blog on pre-operative tips before having foot and ankle surgery, and I got many requests to write about what to do after foot surgery. These are general tips, and different procedures may require more individualized instructions. Make sure your podiatrist gives you instructions for your specific needs. Your actions the first […]

Having Foot or Ankle Surgery? Pre

Having foot or ankle surgery is not as bad as some make it out to be if you are prepared. In this blog, you will learn some tips from foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Bowman and Houston Foot Specialists. First, and most important is to ask your podiatrist before the procedure any questions you […]