Consider making an appointment at Foot and Ankle Specialists of Ames for a 2nd opinion. There are times when surgery is an option, but you may want to explore other options or feel more confident in proceeding. If you have been treated, either conservatively or surgically, and are not improving on your pain- it can be helpful to get another opinion. When you call, let the staff know that this is a second opinion. They may let you know that we need your previous records. This is to make sure we have the information we need to help make your visit as efficient as possible.