Common Foot Conditions
Here at Total Foot Care & Wellness Clinic, we pride ourselves in providing excellent care possible for all of our patients, no matter what their needs may be. From checkups to surgeries, you’ll find our expert doctors and caring staff offer services that not only put your foot pain at ease, but your mind as well.
We provide services and care for many foot conditions, but some we see more than others. Here are just a few of the most common problems we treat:
- Ankle Sprains: a result of the foot unnaturally twisting, causing damage to the ligaments. If these tissue bands don’t heal well, complications can occur.
- Athlete’s Foot: this fungal infection of the skin is often contracted from walking barefoot in public places like pools and locker rooms.
- Bunions: this inflammation of the big toe joint causes a painful, protruding bump that can worsen with friction, irritation and pressure from shoes.
- Corns and Calluses: these built-up layers of dead skin can be attributed to friction from ill-fitting shoes. Typically, corns form on toes, while calluses develop on the bottoms of your feet.
- Diabetic Foot Problems: Because diabetes often results in a loss of feeling, as well as a reduction in blood flow, wounds can go unnoticed and take a long time to heal. This increases the risk of infection and serious complications.
- Plantar Fasciitis: Heel Pain is commonly the result of this condition, when the band of tissues that run along the bottom of your foot become inflamed. These tissues connect your toes to your heel bone, and when under stress cause pain and discomfort.
How Do You Treat a Bunion?
Most of the time, bunions can be treated with conservative methods. These methods can include simple options such as changing the shoes you wear, which allows your toes more room to breathe and to move. You can also pad, tape, or splint your toes to keep them from unnatural curvature. The use of ice on the affected area might also help relieve some of the pain. Sometimes, custom-made orthotic devices can be used to take the pressure off of your toes and to make walking less painful. Your doctor might also recommend the use of anti-inflammatory non-steroid medications to relieve pain.
Other common conditions we see:
- Arthritic Foot and Ankle Pain
- Flat Feet
- Foot Fractures
- Fungal Toenails
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Conditions
- Children’s Foot Conditions
- Custom Orthotics