Despite receiving minor foot surgery on her toes, Tennis Pro Serena Williams will be heading to the Brisbane International. Many were concerned whether or not Williams would head the next round, after recently withdrawing from an exhibition match with world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in Thailand next Thursday. Williams ongoing foot troubles has displayed the need more recovery time following her surgery, but tournament director Cameron Pearson is convinced Williams will be fine stating “she’s the rockstar of tennis.”
She enters the 2013 season chasing the “Serena Slam” and is determined to continue her rampage in the New Year. “I always said that if I’m playing well I’m doing everything right, it’s really difficult to beat me,” Williams said. Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry is a podiatrist who understands how crucial foot surgery is, before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With his help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.
Foot surgery is necessary in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last option because of its invasive nature. In most cases, physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.
However, sometimes you might need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can be used to correct a birth defect or deformity, or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you get back on track with your life.
In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hindering the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. Again, these are the last options a surgeon would choose; the main goal would be to save the feet.
If you have any questions, contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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