Our podiatry team is also skilled in diabetic foot care and limb salvage, and treatment of pediatric foot problems, including congenital deformities and problems with gait (the way a child walks).
What is plantar fasciitis and how is it treated?
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.
Treatment options for plantar fasciitis may include stretching exercises, physical therapy, custom orthotics, and in some cases, surgery.
How can I prevent ingrown toenails?
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the nail grows into the skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling.
To prevent ingrown toenails, it’s important to trim your nails straight across and not too short. Avoid cutting the corners of your nails, which can increase the risk of ingrown toenails.
Wearing comfortable shoes with plenty of room in the toe box can also help prevent ingrown toenails.
Can podiatrists treat diabetic foot ulcers?
Yes, podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers.
Patients with diabetes are at increased risk for foot complications, so it’s important to have regular foot exams with a podiatrist.
Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers may include wound care, antibiotics, and offloading pressure from the affected area. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
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