Our team is trained and experienced in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. We understand the physiology of each tiny bone, ligament, and muscle in a foot and ankle. Our staff is experienced in specialty podiatry treatment of individuals of all ages who are showing the signs of congenital or acquire foot health complications, such as toe-walking or abnormal gait.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of foot and ankle conditions does your podiatry office treat?
We take great pride in providing our patients with comprehensive foot care. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Flatfoot – some people are born with congenital flatfoot, which may or may not require surgical correction.
- Ingrown Toenails – nails that have grown into the soft skin that surrounds the nail bed.
- Bunions – bone deformations that form on the foot where it joins the big toe.
- Plantar Fascitis – a condition defined by inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick tissue that connects between the heel bone, across the bottom of the feet and to the toes.
- Arthritis – a common, yet painful disease that causes joint inflammation in the body. Though it can affect any joint, many people have arthritis of the foot and ankle, where tiny joints are responsible for supporting the body’s weight and absorbing shock.
- Equinus – this condition causes limited ankle motion and poor flexibility, resulting in uneven foot pressure when walking.
What types of treatments are available for foot and ankle conditions?
Treatment for foot and ankle complications depend on the type of condition and its severity. We prefer to take the most conservative treatment possible before resorting to surgical interventions. Our non-surgical treatment options may include the use of foot orthotics, a brace, and even physical therapy. When these types of interventions are unsuccessful, we may recommend surgery to correct deformities that are causing or will cause pain and other complications in the future.
When should I bring my child to visit a podiatrist?
It may be time to bring your child to a podiatrist if you notice unusual changes in his or her walking posture or gait. Awkward walking, favoring a particular area of the foot and pain are all signs of a potential foot or ankle problem. Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you notice any of these symptoms in your child.