Narrowing the Foot with Reconstructive Surgery


Reconstructive Foot Surgery may be elected for many reasons. There are many individuals whose foot issues result in cosmetic and functional deformities. Some patients have unusually wide feet that can cause embarrassment and make finding properly fitting shoes a chore.

An option would be a form of reconstruction surgery focused on narrowing the foot. This is accomplished by tapering down bunions around the feet by making a surgical incision at the bottom of the big toe and at the base of the small toe. This will help to narrow the foot and allow a myriad of options with regards to shoe fashion.

Things to know about reconstructive surgery:

  • Surgery will act to narrow the foot by modifying bones and correcting toes. This will restructure the shape of the foot by shaving the bones to produce the desired alignment. Screws or pins will be inserted into the foot to maintain the new shape.
  • Recovery time can vary and may take up to three months or longer, depending on the severity of the width of the feet and the intricacy required narrowing the particular foot.
  • There will be some discomfort during the healing process which will require medication to lessen the pain.
  • Special shoes with strategically placed padding will be required to help keep the foot comfortable when mobile during recovery.
  • Devices such as canes or crutches should be utilized to help reduce the amount of weight the recovering foot has to support.

Foot reconstruction can be complicated but also provide a better quality of life for many people. At the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849, TX, our team will help to develop a reconstruction plan to satisfy your expectations that can also assist with adding needed function that may be prevented by a deformity. Please make an appointment with us at any one of our offices for a new look for your feet.