Podiatry

Podiatry is the medical field focused on the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Podiatrists receive specialized training and education from an accredited college of podiatric medicine to treat foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They can also prescribe medicine, perform surgeries, fix fractures, and more. Podiatrists often work with other healthcare professionals to manage primary foot diseases or ones that are secondary to another condition, such as diabetes.

Contact a Carecube Podiatrist Today to see how we can help you with your foot, ankle and leg needs. Same day appointments available and most insurance plans are accepted!

Symptoms Treated

Podiatrists can treat any symptoms affecting the feet or ankles that may be the result of an illness, sports injury, arthritis, joint pain, unfit shoes, etc. See a podiatrist if you are experiencing any of the following common symptoms:

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Swollen, red, or itchy feet
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Growths and warts
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Dry or flaky skin
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Foot deformities
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Aches and pain
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Frequent heel pain

Common Foot Problems

Arthritis

Joint inflammation and swelling which can affect the foot, toes, and ankles.

Athlete’s Foot

A condition which causes the foot to be dry, cracked or itchy.

Bunions

A bony projection that forms at the base of the big toe.

Corns & Calluses

Thick layers of skin which develop from the skin protecting itself against pressure.

Ingrown Toenails

When the nail grows into the skin rather than over it, usually occuring the big toe.

Hammertoe

A foot deformity in which the toe bends or curls downwards.

Sprains

When an injury occurs as the result of overstretching or tearing of ligaments.

Flat Feet

When the arch of one’s foot is flat, allowing the soles to completely touch the ground.

Plantar Warts

Skin growths that develop on the soles of the feet and grow into the skin.

Diabetic Foot

A variety of foot related ailments caused by eleveated blood glucose levels.

Diabetic Foot

Diabetes occurs when someone’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Diabetes can cause diabetic neuropathy, which is when diabetes damages the nerves and results in loss of feeling in one’s legs and/or feet. A wound can easily become infected if it’s left untreated because it can’t be felt or detected. Diabetic neuropathy may also cause impaired motion in the feet and/or legs because the muscle’s nerves are damaged.

Diabetes can also cause peripheral vascular disease, which results in poor blood flow and slow-healing wounds. If a wound does not heal because of improper blood flow, there is an increased risk of developing gangrene (the death of body tissue) which can lead to amputation.

People with diabetes should take proper care of and examine their feet daily, as well as getting checked by a physician regularly to prevent serious infections and reduce the risk of gangrene.

Treatment Options

Podiatrists are able to provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for foot, ankle and leg problems. They can set fractures, use diagnostic tests, perform surgeries, and prescribe medication. The type of treatment needed is dependant on the condition, but some treatment options that a podiatrist can provide are:

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Casts, splints & braces
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Corticosteroid ointments, pills, or injections
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Orthotics
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Antifungal medication
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Trimming corns, calluses & ingrown toenails
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Bunion surgery

See a Podiatrist Today!

Think you may need to see a Podiatrist? Same day appointments are available. Call your local carecube.clinic Today and see how our Podiatrist’s can help you.