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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they'll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. They are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them.

Common Disorders:
  • Achilles Injuries

  • Ankle Pain/Instability

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Calluses/Corns

  • Charcot Foot

  • Diabetic Foot Care

  • Flatfeet

  • Fractures of Foot/Ankle

  • Gout

  • Hammertoes

  • HeelPain/Spurs

  • Infections

  • Ingrown Nails

  • Nail Fungus

  • Neuroma

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Trauma

  • Warts

  • Wound/Ulcer Care

DIABETIC FOOT CARE

Podiatrists play a key role in helping patients manage diabetes successfully and avoid foot-related complications.

 

Diabetic Wound Care: A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot.

TOENAIL PROBLEMS

Ingrown Toenails: Ingrown toenails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the skin and soft tissue, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling.  If infection is present(paronychia), antibiotics and temporary removal of the nail border may be needed.  An office based procedure called a matrixectomy can provide more permanent long term relief.

 

Toenail Fungus: Toenail fungus is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. The disease is characterized by a progressive change in a toenail's quality and color.

FOOT & ANKLE INJURY

Sprains, Strains & Fractures: The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. A fracture is actually a break in the bone

TOE JOINT & NERVE

Bunions: A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.

 

Hammertoes: A hammertoe is a contracture, or bending, of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side.

 

Neuromas: A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes.

MUSCLE  & TENDON

Heel Pain: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fascitis, an inflamed ligament that attaches to the bottom of the heel bone (calcaneus).  We have many treatments for this.

 

Tendonitis: is the inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain.

SKIN DISORDERS

Athlete's Foot: Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus. It most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment which encourages fungal growth. 

 

Sweaty Feet: Excessive sweating of the feet is called hyperhidrosis. People whose feet sweat excessively often also have problems with excessive sweating of the palms.

 

Warts: Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin.