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Description: [image]Rasheed Wallace of the Knickshas re-retired. The announcement was made by Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald. The decision came two days after Wallace, 38, reinjured his surgically repaired left foot, which was giving him problems all season long.

Wallace’s injury continued to bother him until late February, according to Knicks. Wallace had a stress fracture in the foot, which would require regular-season ending surgery. The Kincks hoped Wallace would be able to contribute to the playoffs; instead he played only under four minutes on Monday, before having to leave due to foot pain.   

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr.Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Frankel’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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