Andres Torres, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants is projected to have surgical treatment in the nearby future. The player needs to have bone spurs removed from his left Achilles tendon. Succeeding surgery, Torres needs a recovery time that can last up to six months according to manager Bruce Bochy.
“He had his ups and downs just like our team,” Bochy commented, “He struggled from the left side. In the outfield, he wasn’t as sharp defensively. He thinks the Achilles played a part in that. It’s fair to say, it wasn’t the type of year he was hoping for and we were hoping for.” Torres’ position will be provisionally given to one of the evoked players on the roster extension.
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 see a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC to understand how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments. With Dr. Discont’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.
When is Foot Surgery Needed?
Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.
However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can 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 return to your daily life.
In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.
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