Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Treatments range from conservative care, including orthotics, laser, shockwave, healing injuries, and preventative diabetic foot care to surgical procedures.
We offer the complete range of treatments for any foot or ankle disorder. Below is a listing of the kinds of problems that are encountered and treated at our office. Click on the underlined disorders to learn more.
A Step Above Foot Care can treat all of your foot and ankle conditions. Below are just some of the services we provide. Call (562) 429-5300 for an appointment today.
What Sets Us Apart
- We listen to your complaints, explain in detail the problems, and involve you in your own treatment plan.
- We have a no-wait or very short wait office policy.
- We have same-day or next day appointments.
- Our office is friendly, happy, and wanting everyone to have a great experience.
- We have braces and supports in our office that you can wear the day you visit us, to help relieve your pain.
Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury. If you suffer from recurrent ankle sprains, we have a unique surgical procedure to recreate the ankle ligaments that can give you stability and prevent further ankle sprains.
Shin splints can be very painful, and prevent athletes from completing their sports. In our office, we have shin splint treatments that you can take home with you and use while participating in your activities, allowing healing of your shin splints while staying active.
A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe. This is a progressive condition that is made worse by inward pressure from tight shoes. Bunions can be very painful, and in some instances surgery may be necessary to remove them.
Flat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. When the feet are flat, the ankle rolls inward, and the body's alignment is off. Flat feet can cause ankle, knee, hip and back pain. It is important to support flat feet with custom orthotics, or in some cases, surgery, to place the feet back in alignment. This will place the ankles, knees, hips and back in alignment.
A hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a downward bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a systemic illness that can affect many different parts of the body. This is especially true for the feet. Proper foot screening is incredibly important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken very seriously.
A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. A heel spur can be behind the heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches, or it can be on the bottom of the heel, where the plantar fascia attaches.
Corns and calluses are hard layers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.