A common foot problem usually resulting from inflammation of a ligament causing pain mostly in the morning or after a period of rest. Treatment is multi-fold.
This problem usually leads to an infection which can be cured by specially cutting the nail and / or permanently, by killing part of the root of the nail.
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
Diabetes can lead to circulatory problems as well as a form of nerve damage which can lead to numbness of the feet. Therefore, routine care of nails and calluses can prevent ulcerations, gangrene and possibly amputations.
These are bumps at the big toe joint that cause pain, especially with shoes. They can be treated with pads, wider shoes, anti-inflammatory pills and in some causes surgery.
Sports injuries involve sprains, strains and an overuse syndrome which in most cases can be effectively treated with rest, ice compression and immobilization.
CHILDREN’S FOOT DISORDERS
A common problem is in-toeing of feet which can be treated with night splints and orthotics. Orthotics are inserts worn inside the child's shoe.
These nails appear thick and yellow. It is usually caused by trauma to the nail, poor circulation or a deficient immune system. Treatments are available in topical or oral form.
This is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. Fungus grows in warm, dark moist areas. So get as much light and air to your feet as possible. Treatments are topical in nature and are best prescribed.
Some flat feet can cause pain. Tired and aching feet usually occur toward the end of the day or after activity. This usually can be alleviated with shoe inserts.
These are usually caused by a muscle imbalance in the feet and can cause painful corns or calluses on the toes. It can be treated with routine care or corrected with surgery.
These usually occur during sporting activities or by stepping wrong and turning the ankle. Treatments are rest, ice, compression and elevation (r-i-c-e). X-rays are recommended to rule out a fracture and can be taken in the office.
Surgery can be used to permanently repair a variety of foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and heel pain. Some surgeries can be performed in the office and others are done in a hospital setting.