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What We Treat

We are the premier provider of podiatry services. Our goal is to provide the very best in foot care for infants to the elderly. Here is a short list of our services:


Plantar fasciitis
(Heel Pain)

This is one of the most common forms of heel pain where the band of tissue called the plantar fascia can become swollen along the sole of your foot. During the first steps in the morning, you might experience a sharp, stabbing pain at the heel area that may eventually subside when you continue walking. Symptoms can start out on and off in the beginning but can intensify when left untreated.


Gout

Have you ever stubbed your toe and later on experienced intense throbbing pain to one the joints of your toe? Classic symptoms of gout is swelling of joint(s), marked redness, and painful to the touch (even bed sheets can be very painful!).


Hammertoe

This is caused by a muscle-tendon imbalance between your extensor (pulls toes up) and flexor tendons (pulls toes down) of the toe. This is why you may see the toe bent downwards instead of the toe flattening out.  Sometimes, you may have issues of corns or calluses that may repeatedly return; that's usually a sign that you may have a hammertoe.


Plantar Warts

These pesky things can be found on the soles of your feet, and are caused by a virus and can sometimes be very painful when walking. They can enter through the body when a tiny opening is present. Swimming pools, public showers, locker rooms are common places to catch them if you go barefoot walking.


Flat feet

Also known as "fallen arches", this occurs when your arches are flattened. Some people may or (may not) experience pain to the heel or arch area. Improper support can lead to other issues in the body such as back or hip pain.

Warmer weather is here, and many people want to wear flip flops. Most flip flops don't provide structure or shock absorption and can be dangerous and may set you up for injury. Usually, mechanical devices such as orthotics can help provide structure to your feet.


Diabetes

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder marked by elevated blood sugar in the system. It is a disease that plague people from all ages, so maintaining proper foot care is crucial.

Signs of infection - Look out for any open lesions, marks, redness, swelling, pain, drainage, and don’t wait to see if it gets better.

Neuropathy - Tingling, burning, or numbness in your feet that happens more than usual, decreased sensation or feeling in your feet.

Skin changes - Changes in skin texture and turgor tend to happen more frequently in diabetic patients such as excess dryness or cracking.

Circulation - increased swelling localized to ankles or lower legs after a long day is a condition that should be addressed before its gets harder to ambulate and perform daily activities.

 Corns/calluses

These are thickened skin that can appear upon friction when wearing tight shoes daily.