05 Dec 16 Year Old Fracture Causes Celebrity to Need Surgery
Cher will undergo foot surgery to help correct the complications from a fracture she suffered in the late 90s. The 67 year old singer shared with her fans via Twitter that she sustained a compound fracture over a decade ago when a piece of equipment fell off the wall during rehearsals and “crushed” her foot.
Cher additionally said that she experiences difficulties whenever she wears high-heels as a result of the injury. Cher was last seen wearing stilettos in a recent appearance as a guest judge on “Dancing with the Stars.” “Last night, was last night to wear heels till after operation…so…I bit the bullet and wore them…Heaven and pain, but worth it…six weeks till I`m running around on stilettos(sic)!” she tweeted on Tuesday.
Some foot and ankle problems are so severe they require surgery. If you need foot or ankle surgery, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Houston Foot and Ankle. Dr. Stran can help you with your foot and ankle queries.
When Surgery is Necessary
Foot and ankle surgery are reserved in cases when less invasive procedures and treatments do not help with the problem. Although surgery is generally considered to be a last resort, when undertaken it can provide a permanent pain relief than before and allows you to resume the activities your foot problem has prevented you from enjoying otherwise. This includes:
- Foot deformities (bunions, bone spurs)
- Painful nerves
- Congenital deformities
- Misaligned bones
The type of surgery you will undergo is dependent on the problem at hand. For painful bunions, you may undergo a bunionectomy. Surgical fusions can help realign bones while nerve removal can help get rid of painful nerves and the tissues that surround them. With advancing, evolving technology and surgical techniques becoming more sophisticated, many procedures are now being performed with small incisions and more precise instruments, allowing for faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; Bay City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.