Foot pain and deformities affect many people’s health and life. Trinity Health Podiatry can treat your foot problems, whether a new injury or an old pain.
If your feet are bothering you, you’re in good company. More than 75% of Americans have problems with their feet. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Trinity Health podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle problems and treatments. They can help you get back on your feet and resume the activities you enjoy.
Podiatry Conditions Trinity Health Podiatrists Treat
Bunions and Hammertoe
Bunions and Hammertoe are two very common problems that start as an annoyance but become an increasingly painful foot problem. When your toe bends at the first joint unnaturally, that’s hammertoe. When the joint at the base of your big toe in enlarged, that’s a bunion. Our podiatrists can evaluate these painful problems and recommend the right treatment.
Foot and Ankle Fractures
Nearly a quarter of all the bones in your body are in your feet. Thanks to this complex network of bones, you can stand and move with ease. A fracture in one or more of these bones can cause problems. We can assess your fracture and help you recover, whether through casting and other non-operative treatment, or through surgery, to allow the foot to heal properly.
Arthritis and Joint Disease
Sometimes, foot pain and deformity are signs of underlying disease. Arthritis and joint disease can cause changes in the feet that are painful and even disabling. Seeking the care of a foot and ankle expert, such as Trinity Health’s podiatrists, can help you prevent some of these problems and treat any issues already bothering you.
Nerve and Tendon Disorders
Nerve damage can result in numbness and tingling in the foot. Tendinitis or damage to the tendons along the side, back, or arch of the foot can cause pain and swelling. Either problem calls for prompt medical attention. We understand the causes, treatment, and recovery options for these problems and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Trinity Health’s foot and ankle team offers complete evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries of the feet and ankles for adults, youth and children. Our clients range from first-rate athletes to weekend warriors. Our goal is to help you return to your favorite activities feeling healthier and stronger than before the injury.
Diabetic Foot Care
A person with diabetes can develop health problems that affect the health of the feet. Peripheral neuropathy and sensory loss can contribute to serious problems such as foot ulcers. Our podiatrists can help patients with diabetes prevent these problems and treat conditions as they develop.
Toenail and Skin Conditions
Fungal and bacterial conditions, as well as corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, can cause pain, discoloration and other problems in the skin and nails of the feet. These common problems arise from common causes, including friction or rubbing of an area of the foot, ill-fitting shoes, improper nail trimming, and more. Our foot and ankle experts can help you address the cause of these issues and treat the problems, restoring comfort and appearance.
Foot and Ankle Deformities
Foot deformities are disorders of the foot that can be congenital (present from birth) or acquired. Trinity Health podiatrists are skilled at surgical and nonsurgical treatments for children, youth and adults with these conditions. Examples include hammer toe, club foot, flat feet high arch, rearfoot reconstruction, and ankle arthroscopy.
Orthotics, molded and fitted to your feet, can bring relief to foot problems and provide better alignment, support, and function of the foot. We can assess the best type of orthotic for your foot or fit the orthotics prescribed by another doctor. Our podiatrists prescribe custom foot orthotics, ankle braces, walking boots, shoes, insoles, and more.
Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment of the Feet and Ankles
Foot pain sometimes is associated with unhealthy alignment, load distribution, or muscle performance. A biomechanical assessment can determine a course of treatment plan that restores the proper mechanics of the foot and ankle and relieves pain.