Below are descriptions of some of our most common services and treatments.
Ingrown toenails are caused by the growth of the toenail into the surrounding nail fold. Symptoms include pain and swelling at the site. Chronic, painful ingrown toenails can usually be treated, permanently, with a simple procedure that prevents the regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
Fungal Nail Treatment
Our office uses the latest FDA-approved pain-free YAG Laser for the treatment of fungal nails. The treatment methods available for fungus nails are about as numerous as are the varieties of nails themselves. In short, numerous treatment methods are available for the approach to fungus nails, including oral medications, localized reduction and periodic care of the nails amd various types of topical medications are available both over the counter and by prescription.
We use the latest treatments to control heel pain including Endoscopic Surgery. Heel pain is most often caused by overuse, instead of an injury. Heel Pain pain can also be caused by a heel spur or plantar fascitis or both. Conservative treatment inclues cortisone, night splints and orthoitics. Sometimes endoscopic surgery is an option for stubborn heel pain. Heel pain as a result of overuse can be due to many things, including wearing shoes with poor support, running too often, especially on hard surfaces, sudden turning of your heel, or landing too hard or awkwardly on your heel. Connective tissue that runs from the toes to the heel bone causes heel pain, also known as heel spur syndrome. There are many types of treatment for heel pain, depending on the severity of your pain, including anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and/or physical therapy.
If you have a wound on your leg or foot that is not healing, it is very important to seek medical attention. Our doctor 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.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a disease that can cause serious problems with your feet in terms of circulation, balance, numbness, wounds and the ability to heal properly. It is extremely important for diabetics to have their feet examined several times a year by a doctor, to check for and treat any ulcerations or infections, and to prevent any further complications from occurring.
Bunions and Hammertoes
These are very common conditions. These can be treated with permanent removal. We can also treat these conditions on a temporary basis, giving our patients temporary relief. The patient has the final say on how we treat their condition. Our approach is to get you back on your feet as fast as possible.
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
If you are suffering from pain or a deformity in your ankle or foot, we sometimes suggest reconstructive surgical intervention to help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and restore function.
Ankle/Foot Fractures and Sprains
If you are suffering from an ankle or foot fracture or sprain, time is of the essence. The best results are achieved when the fracture is tended to immediately. It is imperative that you contact our office as soon as possible so that emrgency care can be provided. Our doctors will evaluate the extent of your condition and administer the appropriate treatment.
Pediatric Foot Care
Since young feet are still growing, problems can develop quickly. It is important to catch any conditions before they continue into adulthood. Pay attention to the following as they might indicate possible foot problems your child is experiencing: a change in the wear on their shoes, discoloration of the skin or nails, bumps on the skin, a change in the general coordination and stamina of your child, falling and fatigue and/or if they become unwilling to participate in activities they normally enjoy.
The most common foot problems caused by sports-related activites are blisters, corns, calluses, athlete's foot, achilles tendonitis, and heel pain. Preventive measures include using proper foot hygiene: keeping your feet dry, wearing clean socks, making sure your shoes fit properly and making sure you do not overstrain your legs, ankles, and feet. If you develop recurring and/or increasing aches and pains you should make an appointment as soon as possible to avoid causing permanent damage.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom made to fit you and to treat painful conditions such as flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and neuromas. Orthotics are intended to correct abnormal or irregular walking patterns, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.