Are you curious about foot surgeons? Maybe you have been having an issue with your feet and you want to know what conditions this type of surgeon can treat. Foot problems can be a common concern for many, and, depending on the severity of your issue, you may want to check out a surgeon. At Island Foot Clinics, we can help anyone in Kelowna, Nanaimo, Victoria, Campbell River, Prince George, Terrace, and Williams Lake with their foot problems and needs.
What Conditions Do Foot Surgeons Treat?
There are many different conditions that our foot surgeons can treat. Our treatments range from common conditions to not-so-common ones. We want to ensure that you get the best podiatry care possible so it’s always recommended that you come in for a consultation to be evaluated and discuss various treatment options.
This is a very common issue that many people suffer from. An ankle sprain is caused by ligaments in the ankle being torn or stretched too far. Once other issues are ruled out, we are able to treat ankle sprains and get you back to normal.
The symptoms of flat feet can range from painless to severely painful. This a condition in which the bottom of the foot is completely flat or nearly completely flat. This can cause a lot of issues and is a condition that needs to be treated. Our medical professionals can help with this by implementing the use of the best technology available.
Bunions are another common foot issue that we can take care of. They’re normally caused by a bone deformity around the base of the big toe. If left untreated, this condition will worsen due to the pressure of shoes. It can become very painful and in certain cases, surgery may be needed to remove them altogether.
This very common fungal infection that many people suffer from yearly. It appears on the skin of the foot and oftentimes, in between the toes. While it is easy to treat, topical creams are often used to speed up the recovery time. To avoid this condition, keep feet dry and clean especially in warm, damp locations.
Feet Issues Related to Diabetes
Diabetes can affect various parts of the body and oftentimes, the feet can become affected. Our experts can monitor these concerns, ensuring that any sore or cut does not become a more serious issue. It is important that those who suffer from diabetes are monitored, especially when it comes to the feet as many issues can arise in that area.
Our experts can run screens and ensure that diabetes is not causing harm to the feet. We will work with you to ensure that you’re taking proper measures of care and that any concern you have is addressed quickly.
Heel spurs can be very painful and make it difficult to walk. Basically, it is a bony protrusion around the heel area. This is an issue that can be treated by our experts as well. After evaluation, we will come up with the best-personalized treatment option for your specific case.
These calluses are layers of hard skin that form because of friction. They typically occur in the areas that bear weight or often run against the shoe. They can even occur between the toes. This condition can be uncomfortable but fortunately is easy to treat.
This can be a genetically inherited trait or a condition that comes about because of the muscles weakening. One or more of the toes can have a bend in the middle joint.
This painful condition is actually very common. It is described as tingling, burning, numbness, or even a shooting pain that begins at the ball of the foot around the 3rd or 4th toe. This condition is also described as a pinched nerve but is actually a growth of nerve tissue that can become enlarged and be quite painful. Therapy can be used to treat this condition but ultimately, surgery will provide permanent relief.
In addition to the treatments mentioned above, we can also take care of heel pain, treat ingrown toenails, geriatric foot care, Achilles tendinitis, custom orthotics treatments, neuropathy, and all types of foot and ankle surgery. If you are experiencing any discomfort, issues with mobility, or infections, our foot surgeons can help.
Our experts will come up with a customized treatment plan that will best fit your needs. We can get rid of any of those problems that are keeping you off your feet and stopping you from living a healthy, active lifestyle. We will implement the treatment plan, discuss prevention, and monitor your progress.
Foot surgery is our specialty and it is our mission to correct any underlying structural problems. This can be done through orthotics that can be effective in treating a number of foot issues as well as aiding in relieving the pain that’s associated with those issues. If orthotic treatments are not effective, it’s likely that a structural change must take place and that requires surgery.
We can take care of minimally invasive treatments in the clinic. Issues such as ingrown toenails, wart removal, and removal of skin lesions can all take place in the clinic. For more advanced types of foot surgery such as the treatment of bunions and hammertoes would be performed in the surgery center.
Our experts will create a treatment plan to deal with your specific issue and correct the problem. If you are experiencing any issues with your feet, our experts will assess you and come up with treatment options that will best serve your specific case.
Children’s Feet Issues
In addition to providing services for adults and geriatrics, we also work with children experiencing foot issues. Flat feet are a common concern that can affect children. This can even occur in infants and toddlers. This issue should be evaluated to see if the child may face pain or other issues down the road. Our staff would evaluate the case and come up with a treatment plan.
You Don’t Have to Live With Foot Pain
Foot pain of any kind can be treated. Living with pain in the feet is an issue that foot surgeons are trained to care for and correct. Pain in the ankles and feet can limit mobility and make daily tasks painful and sometimes hard to do. Issues with the bones, tissue, and skin can all be taken care of by our professionals.
We can treat people of all ages dealing with feet issues and pride ourselves on providing the best treatment and care for our patients. Any ankle or foot discomfort isn’t something that you have to live with. Our experts will identify the cause of the issue, discuss further prevention, and use cutting-edge technology to give patients the best care possible.
If you have been struggling with foot pain, immobility, or infections, talk with our professionals at Island Foot Clinics. We have offices in many places, including Kelowna, Nanaimo, Victoria, Campbell River, Prince George, Terrace, and Williams Lake. We want to get you back on your feet and back to living your life without pain. Book an appointment today and be free of any foot issues.