Music during foot surgery may result in less pain
According to the Southern Medical Journal, music can reduce pain and anxiety during surgery and reduces anxiety and the need for sedatives. http://journals.lww.com/smajournalonline/Abstract/2012/09000/Using_Music_Interventions_in_Perioperative_Care.9.aspx ï»¿http://journals.lww.com/smajournalonline/Abstract/2012/09000/Using_Music_Interventions_in_Perioperative_Care.9.aspx . .
In my Toronto podiatry office, I have been playing music when I perform Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery for Bunions, hammer toes, Tailors' Bunions or Bunionettes, bone spurs and Ingrown Toenails, under local anesthetic for many years.
Minimally invasive foot surgery involves utilizing specialized instruments, under local anesthetic to correct common foot problems through very small openings in the skin. This results in less soft tissue discomfort and usually means less postoperative swelling and discomfort. It turns out that the music that I play during surgery may also have helped.
If you or someone you care about suffer from bunions, hammer toes, ingrown nails, bone spurs, or even heel spur pain and arch pain due to Plantar Fasciitis, please call 416-486-9917 to set up a private consultation. And don’t forget to tell me what kind of music you would like to hear when we take care of your foot pain in Toronto.