Foot Problems (and Treatments)
Our office provides a variety of podiatric services, ranging from routine and diabetic foot care, to custom-made prescription orthotics, to surgical intervention. Please note that this list is by no means a comprehensive guide of all the foot problems and conditions treated in our office. Patients are welcome to contact our office with any questions regarding podiatric treatment.
• Functional Foot Orthotics
Prescription orthotics are custom-made foot supports designed to correct biomechanical imbalances. They allow for normal function and alignment of the foot and decrease many painful foot pathologies.
• Corns and Calluses
Routine podiatric care—the trimming of nails, corns and calluses—as well as regular foot assessments, are important for foot and health maintenance.
• Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain, inflammation and gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot.
Warts are a growth in the skin caused by a viral infection. Left untreated, they can grow and spread into clusters.
A bunion is an excess or misaligned bone in the large toe joint. Bunions can arise from the growth of new bone or when the joint at the base of the toe shifts position.
• Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic patients can be at greater risk for foot problems. It is very important to care for your own feet on a daily basis, and to visit a podiatrist regularly.
• Ingrown Toenails
We commonly offer two specific procedures for an ingrown toenail—a temporary wedge excision, or a permanent nail surgery, also called a matrixectomy.
• Fungal Toenails
Fungal infections of the toenails are quite common and are treatable with a variety of medications.
A neuroma refers to the thickening or swelling of a nerve in the foot.
A hammertoe occurs when the toe assumes a crooked position. This happens most commonly to the second, third and fourth toes, although it may occur to any toe.
LOCATED IN MISSION
South of 17th Avenue
Suite 1520, 1800 – 4th St. SW