Podiatry

Podiatry

Our podiatrists are medical specialists who diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg.

 

Typical conditions treated by our podiatrists include:

 

Bunions  These bumps usually show up on the joint at the base of the big toe, causing pain, swelling, roughened skin and redness.

 

Corns and calluses  While everyone develops a callus at one time or another, serious calluses and corns can cause foot pain when the thick and hardened dead skin forms pressure and causes friction.

 

Heel pain  This affliction can be caused by many things, including heel spurs (protrusions of bone from the heel bone), plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.

 

Plantar fasciitis   This painful condition occurs when the soft tissue fibers of the fascia on the bottom of the foot are inflamed.

 

Morton’s neuroma   A neuroma is a benign tumor or growth of nerve tissue that can cause a tingling or burning sensation in the foot, as well as numbness.

 

Athlete’s foot   Fungus on the feet causes athlete’s foot. The fungus tends to grow in humid, dark and warm environments, and can cause dry skin, itching, inflammation and blisters.

 

Flat feet   Feet are meant to absorb the shock of walking and running. Flat feet are less capable of absorbing shock, which leads to foot pain.

 

Diabetic ulcers   These open sores or wounds affect an estimated 15% of people with diabetes. They usually occur on the sole of the foot and if left untreated can become infected, possibly leading to eventual amputation of the foot.

 

Fungus nails   Sometimes fungus can grow underneath nail surfaces. This fungus causes the nail to grow darker and smell bad. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other toes, and cause pain that can interfere with daily routines.

 

Hammertoes   This painful ailment usually affects the first joint of a toe and cause toes to be permanently bent. They can cause foot pain, redness and swelling in the affected joint, pain in the ball of the foot, formation of corns on the top of the joint and restricted movement.

 

Ingrown toenails   When toenails dig into the toes, they can cause considerable pain and sometimes lead to infection.

 

Sports injuries   Podiatrists can help diagnose and treat common sports injuries, including ankle and foot sprains, tendinitis and Achilles tendon ruptures.