How Island Foot Clinics can help you
Available Foot Treatments
Our podiatrists are available to treat foot and ankle ailments such as diabetic foot care, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, warts and painful calluses. From routine checkups to foot surgery, our podiatry clinics are equipped to handle all your foot and ankle needs – to help you get back on your feet!
Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury.
A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe. This is a progressive condition that is made worse by inward pressure from tight shoes. Bunions can be very painful, and in some instances surgery may be necessary to remove them.
Flat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. Depending on the severity, symptoms of flat feet can range from severe pain to non-existent.
Hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a systemic illness that can affect many different parts of the body. This is especially true for the feet. Proper foot screening is incredibly important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken very seriously.
A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. It is often confused with plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. When a heel spur is painful it can make it quite difficult to walk.
Corns and calluses are hard layers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.
At Island Foot Clinics, our philosophy is to first assist in correcting the underlying structural problems. Often this is done through functional, prescription orthotics which are generally effective in correcting many foot problems and relieving associated pain. If a patient does not respond adequately to conservative treatment or if a structural change has taken place, then surgery may be desired. Minimally invasive procedures such as ingrown toenails, wart removals or excision of skin lesions can be done in the clinic. More extensive procedures such as bunions, hammertoes or neuromas, are performed in a surgery centre.
Other Treatments available:
- Heel Pain
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Ingrown Toenail Treatment
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Custom Orthotics
- Heel Spur
- All types of Foot & Ankle Surgery
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Your care is our first priority. Our team offers expert podiatric care in a warm and friendly environment to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.