At the Foot and Ankle Center we specialize in all your Foot and Ankle Needs. We are trained in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the foot and ankle. We take a personalized treatment approach to each patient. We always approach each patient as an individual and tailor the treatment to their specific needs. We offer both conservative and surgical treatment for each condition. In addition, we offer many homeopathic treatment options.
We treat the following conditions and offer services to include:
Heel Pain/Heel Spurs/Plantar Fasciitis
The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is classically known for causing pain in the heel at the first step in the morning. The pain can be so severe that many will limp, or grab onto a wall to make their way to the bathroom.
In grown toenails, also known medically as Onychocryptosis, are caused when the edges of the nail grow into the skin and cause pain. Many times, this is caused by incorrect trimming of nails, tight shoe gear or nail disease.
Foot deformities in adults and childhood/custom molded orthotics
Recently during a patient encounter the patient said to me “Doc I was told I have high arches, but aren’t having arches a good thing”. I responded that although having an arch in the foot is good there is a point when arches become too high that it turns into a problem.
On a day to day bases we hear people complain that they have flatfeet, but what exactly is flatfeet, what is the cause and how is it treated? A flatfoot, medically known as pes planus, is when the arch of the foot collapses.
A study was done by the prestigious Mayo Clinic, which found that exercise has 7 main benefits to one’s health.
Treatment of neuromas
Morton’s neuromas is an enlarged nerve that tends to find itself between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bone. It causes nerve pain, such as burning, tingling and possibly numbness to the ball of the foot.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
In the past few years there has been an increase of awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as PAD, but what exactly is PAD? How does it affect the lower extremities? And how can it be prevented and treated?
Gout, which used to be known as a “rich man’s disease”, is more common than thought. Gout is when there is an increased in uric acid crystals in the body that are then deposited in different joints in the body. The most common joint being the big toe joint, followed by the ankle joint.
There are many different types of wounds that may appear on the foot and/or leg. The most common ones seen by podiatrists is a diabetic wound, which are caused by neuropathy (which is damage to the nerves, [see earlier blog on diabetes]).
Alternative Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is when the feeling/sensation to the feet decrease to a point where there is numbness, tingling and burning. This becomes a dangerous problem if a patient can’t feel their feet and they get a cut or sore