GHC-SCW offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. Podiatry services are available at our Hatchery Hill and Sauk Trails clinic locations. Below is a listing of common podiatry concerns that our skilled podiatrists are happy to help you with.
When pain and other symptoms indicate possible Achilles tendonitis, a thorough diagnosis is necessary to determine the extent of the trauma and evaluate the flexibility and range of motion in the tendon.
Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available. It is important to seek help early.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from a tight shoe can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Flat feet are a common condition. Most flat feet usually do not cause pain or other problems.
Athlete’s foot is a chronic infection caused by various types of fungus. Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers.
Geriatric Foot Care
Good foot health is especially important for senior citizens. The longer your feet stay healthy, the longer you can maintain an active lifestyle.
Plantar fasciitis is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. It is important to have arch pain evaluated and customized shoe inserts may be prescribed to alleviate pain.
Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves. This often leads to irritation, redness and swelling.