Podiatry Services & Treatments
Below you will find a full list of our podiatry services. We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive podiatry care.
Ankle/Foot Fractures/Sprains & Strains
We have all had ankle sprains at one time or another. Most resolve within a week with proper home remedies. These being rest, ice, compression bandage and elevation. There are times though that the pain and swelling continue. It is then that you should see a doctor. The injured area should be x-rayed and the proper treatment given. This may involve an injection of cortisone, physical therapy and a soft cast or perhaps a walking boot. Patients are advised not to procrastinate with these injuries as they will worsen over overtime.
Foot orthotics are supportive devices that are designed specifically for the purpose of controlling foot motion, improving one's postural stability, reducing shock impact, and/or improving weight distribution. In most cases, these devices are functional in the sense that they also improve one's biomechanical performance during gait. A plaster impression is taken of your feet and used in the selection and fitting of a prescription orthotic. The particular information regarding anticipated cost, durability and use may vary depending upon the type of orthotic and should be discussed with your foot specialist.
We believe that orthotics are often necessary to prevent a recurrence of the patients’ condition after the symptomatology has been eliminated. Most orthotics are not covered by insurance but our staff will check with your insurance carrier.
Warts are one of the most understood conditions. They are often contagious, and it is not uncommon to see them in the same family. They are caused by a virus and often multiply. It is always best to see a podiatrist as soon as they are spotted.
Over the counter medication does not work when they occur on the sole of the foot.
Ingrown toenails are one of the most common conditions we see in our offices. The problem is just what its name implies. The nail plate is too large for the under covering or bed and one or both sides are pressing into the skin. Ingrown nails can result from several possible causes such as improper cutting, abnormal nail structure and localized injury to the plate. Quite often we encounter these as a result of a failed pedicure. The side of the toe maybe red, swollen and tender. This is usually an indication of infection. The sooner this is treated the by a podiatrist the better.
This condition is manifested by an enlargement on the side of the foot behind the big toe. Sometimes there are smaller bunions, called tailor’s bunions behind the fifth toe.
Bunions are due to a misalignment of bone, and often have to be surgically approached. The symptoms may be treated conservatively with the use of physical therapy, orthotics and steroid injections.Hammertoes
These are raised often crooked toes which may or may not be associated with a bunion deformity. The patient often has difficulty fitting shoes. This may be associated with pain or metatarsalgia involving the ball of the foot.
This condition may be approached surgically as well as conservatively. Often orthotics, splints or cortisone injections are helpful.Wound Care
If you have a wound on your leg or foot that is not healing, it is very important to seek medical attention. The Foot Group specializes in treating all types of wounds that may be caused by cuts, burns, trauma, infection and diabetic ulceration. Wound care involves the proper cleaning, dressing and treatment of the affected area until the wound is completely healed.
Cosmetic Foot Surgery
Some foot conditions not only cause patients discomfort and pain but are often unsightly and cause embarrassment. We treat many of these with cosmetic surgery.
The treatment of a plantar fasciitis condition initially includes stretching exercises, shoe modifications, foot taping and padding, possible injection of an anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and the use of oral medications.
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