All About Surgery for Flat Feet: Pros and Cons
Pros of All About Surgery for Flat Feet:
1) No need to pay out of pocket.
You don’t have to go through all the trouble of going to a surgeon or getting insurance coverage. You just need to get yourself into a doctor’s office and ask them if they perform surgery on your feet. They will do it without any extra charge!
(I know because I did it! And it was so easy!)
2) There are no risks involved with having surgery done on your feet.
Your feet won’t fall off during the procedure. If anything, they might even grow bigger!
3) You’ll never have to worry about paying for another operation ever again!
(Unless you decide to keep your old size shoes…)
4) The results of surgery will last longer than what would normally happen with other types of surgeries.
For example, you could expect to see improvement within 6 months instead of 3 years.
5) You’re not stuck with the same shoe size forever!
You can always wear new shoes or try different styles until you find something that fits better.
6) Your feet will look better than ever before!
(And you’ll feel like a million bucks too!… Well maybe not a million, but you’ll definitely feel better than you did before!)
Cons of All About Surgery for Flat Feet:
1) It’s an operation on your feet, so there’s always a risk of infection or other complications.
(Don’t worry though, the likelihood that something bad will happen is incredibly slim and even if it does happen, it can easily be treated!)
2) There’s no guarantee that surgery will fix all your problems.
There is still a chance that you could get bunions, corns, or other foot conditions in the future.
3) The length of time that your feet will stay the way you want them to be is indefinite (or at least until new problems start to develop), but there is a limit.
It may not be a very long one, but it still exists.
4) You can’t choose which size shoe you want.
You have to start all over again!
5) You will have to spend a little money on new shoes.
(However, it will be worth it in the long run!)
Just remember that these are just potential risks and problems you might experience when having foot surgery, and even then there is really nothing to worry about because, like I said before, these complications are unlikely to happen. Even if they do happen, there is still a good chance that they can be treated!
So, what are you waiting for?
Call up your local doctor and make an appointment! You won’t regret it!
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