Open surgery has long been the only option to treat conditions within the foot. Although the newer minimally invasive techniques are preferred by Dr Maritz, a few conditions still require open surgery.
A painful nerve becoming entrapped within the forefoot, causing pain under the foot is a Mortons neuroma. Often worse with tight shoes and running activities.
Midfoot arthritis is best treated with a fusion and bone grafting should conservative measures fail.
Flatfeet or pes planus reconstructions are complex surgeries to re-align the foot. A combination of minimally invasive and open techniques are used.
A painful swelling of the achilles tendon above its insertion into the heel, is most likely an achilles tendinopathy