Conservative foot care is used to treat many causes of foot and ankle pain with dramatic results. An initial visit to our office will start with a patient history and physical examination. Diagnostic X-rays and laboratory tests can also be used to help determine the best course of treatment.
Non-surgical treatments may be called for in many cases including medical conditions which preclude the option of elective surgery, time commitment constraints, and elderly patients with many medical conditions. Patients with arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory foot problems may all be helped by non-surgical treatments. Many patients find great relief from pain and discomfort through the use of conservative foot care treatments.
There are a wide variety of non-surgical treatments we use today. Injections, oral and topical medications, and bracing of the foot and ankle as well as exercise, supportive shoes, and orthotics are all examples of conservative foot care. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Some common disorders we treat include:
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- Foot and Ankle Fractures
- Sports Injury
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Congenital/Pediatric Foot Deformity/Flat Feet
- Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Ingrown Toenails and Fungal toenails
- Skin Lesions