Our feet play a crucial role in our everyday tasks, yet we frequently overlook minor issues with them. If you're experiencing foot pain or have sustained an injury, our providers will create a tailored treatment strategy for you.
Podiatrists can help with foot and toe problems, reducing pain and helping you get back to work or play faster. They may recommend orthotic tools, physiotherapy, surgery, medication or other healing techniques to alleviate discomfort and promote healing. Podiatrists can also offer advice on suitable shoes and foot hygiene habits to prevent subsequent injuries.
Bunions are a common foot condition that can cause significant discomfort and affect your daily activities. They occur when the joint at the base of the big toe becomes enlarged and misaligned, causing the big toe to point towards the other toes. This can result in pain, swelling and difficulty wearing certain types of shoes.
If you have a bunion, it is important to seek care to address the issue and prevent it from worsening. With the right treatment plan and guidance from a provider, you can find relief, improve your foot function, and get back to your daily activities with ease. Don't let bunions hold you back - take the first step towards healthier feet by consulting a provider today.
Diabetic Foot and Routine Foot Care
Foot care is crucial for people with diabetes to avoid serious complications caused by the disease. Diabetes can harm foot nerves, causing neuropathy and loss of feeling in the feet. Losing feeling in feet can make it hard to notice injuries or wounds. This can cause infections or ulcers if not treated.
Our podiatrists are experts in caring for diabetic feet and can help with conditions like nerve damage and sores. Podiatrists are knowledgeable about the specific foot health problems caused by diabetes. They can provide comprehensive care and treatment options to prevent complications and promote healing.
Our Podiatrists may recommend special shoes or inserts to alleviate pressure on specific areas of the feet. This can help reduce the risk of developing ulcers.
Fungal and Ingrown Toenails
Toenail fungus is a prevalent issue that numerous individuals encounter. Our providers use drugs and laser therapy to treat infections and make your nails look better.
Ingrown toenails can cause immense discomfort and are susceptible to infections. Our providers can alleviate this by securely and effectively extracting the ingrown part of the nail. Additionally, we'll provide advice on appropriate nail maintenance to avoid similar issues in the future.
Some of the common conditions and concerns Bellin Health’s podiatrists treat:
- Diabetic, routine foot care
- Limb Preservation
- Metatarsalgia/neuroma (affecting the ball of the foot or toes)
- Plantar warts
- Fungal and ingrown toenail care