Reasons to get foot surgery include conditions of the foot such as bunions that do not improve with more conservative treatment, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and deformations such as club foot, notes MedlinePlus. Certain types of fractures of the foot may also require surgery, states MedicineNet.
A bunion is caused by a deformed big toe, and there are several types of surgery to treat it, according to the AAOS. Clubfoot is repaired by surgery to the tendons or bones in the feet, says MedlinePlus. A child with clubfoot may need more than one surgery.
Many types of foot fractures only need rest and support to heal, but fractures such as Jones and Lisfranc fractures need surgery, explains MedicineNet.