Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Treatments range from conservative care, including orthotics, healing injuries, and preventative diabetic foot care to surgical procedures. We are pleased to add regenerative medicine to our list of treatment options. We now offer amniotic mesenchymal stem cell injections for treatments of tendon injures, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis. These injections aid in healing, and often surgery can be avoided. We also offer 3-D scanning for custom orthotics.
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.
- Achilles tendinitis
- Adult flat foot, posterior tibial tendinitis
- Amputations (we aim to prevent amputations, and do perform amputation if all else fails)
- Ankle pain
- Ankle stability
- Ankle sprains
- Athlete’s foot
- Bone spurs
- Bone tumors
- Children’s foot problems
- Circulation problems
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic foot problems
- Flat feet
- Foot pain
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Fungal toenails (laser therapy for fungal toenails)
- Ganglion cyst
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Growing pains in feet and legs
- Haglund’s deformity
- Hallux limitus (dorsal bunion)
- Heel and arch pain
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Metatarsus adductus
- Nerve problems
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Plantar fibromas
- Poor Circulation
- Scars (laser therapy for scars)
- Shin splints
- Skin disorders
- Soft tissue tumors
- Sports injuries
- Warts (laser therapy for warts)
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 caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. In our office, we take x-rays to evaluate the extent of the ankle injury (sometimes MRIs are ordered), and we have everything in our office to treat the ankle sprains, including casts, posterior splints, walking boots, unna boots, immobilization devices, and supportive ankle braces that allow you to return to the game while keeping your ankle protected. If the problem cannot be treated conservatively, we can surgically repair the injured ankle. Read More...
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 participating in your activities. Read More...
Bunions occur when the great toe joint becomes dislocated. Treatment of bunions is focused on realigning the dislocated joint. If the bunion is mild, conservative care including stretching and orthotics, is often all that is needed. However, it is imperative that x-rays are taken and the foot is evaluated to prevent the dislocation from progressing, and prevent the great toe joint from being destroyed. Often the second toe starts to become a hammertoe, and this is the first pain that is recognized. Do not wait until your bunion becomes painful, because that is when the joint is starting to become destroyed, wearing off the cartilage, and the treatment is much more involved. We do conservative care and also surgical treatment of bunions. Read More...
Flat feet can lead to many problems, including knee, hip, and back pain. It is important to have x-rays taken of your feet, and have your feet evaluated to determine what your specific needs are. Treatment for flat feet includes conservative care (custom orthotics, where specific measurements are taken of your hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint ranges of motion, and measuring to see if a leg is longer than the other), and surgical reconstruction of the arch and tendon repair, if the tendons are painful and damaged. It is important to evaluate the foot and receive treatment before damage occurs to tendons and bones. Read More...
A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, and it can be painful on top of the bend in the toe, and underneath the ball of the foot. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. We have a variety of supplies in our office to help with the pain of hammertoes. Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
We are active in preventing diabetic foot problems, including prevention of amputations. Diabetics lose feeling in their feet due to long-term high blood sugars (neuropathy), and therefore they may have a wound, a fracture, or other problem without knowing it. It is important if you have diabetes to see a podiatrist at least once per year if you have no foot problems, and more frequently if you do. We see many different types of diabetic wounds, and frequently when we first see them, it is too late to save the foot. Don't wait to see a foot doctor until it is too late! With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases the immune system, so injuries are slow to heal. Also, do not let pedicurists cut your nails, a simple toenail infection can lead to an amputation. Our office cuts toenails, treats neuropathy, heals wounds, and is active in preventing diabetic foot problems. Read More...
Not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. It is very important to have your heel pain condition diagnosed properly in order to receive the correct treatment. First, x-rays need to be taken of any foot that has heel pain to rule-out a fracture, bone tumor, or other problem.Some heel pain is due to Achilles tendinitis, or even back pain. Second, a thorough evaluation of your foot needs to be performed to find the exact problem. Once your heel pain condition has been diagnosed, it is much easier to decide on a treatment plan. If you have plantar fasciitis, we have a whole treatment regimen focused on getting you back on your feet quickly, and keeping you active, while getting the heel pain better. We have heel braces in our office that helps the heel pain the day you visit us, and we provide custom orthotics (we take a cast impression of your foot in the neutral position, and measure to see if you have a leg longer than another one; we also measure hip, knee, and ankle joint ranges of motion to determine the prescription for the orthotics; the orthotics are fabricated in a lab). We have written instructions that teach exercises for plantar fasciitis, and inform you what not to do while healing your heel pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. Read More...
Lumps in the arch of the foot, bumps on the foot
There are many types of causes of lumps and bumps in feet. We have an x-ray machine and an ultra-sound machine that can evaluate and determine what type of soft tissue growth may be in your foot. We treat all types of growths, which may include aspiration (removal of fluid), injection into the growth, and surgical removal. Read More...