Podiatry is a field of medicine that addresses conditions of the feet and ankles.
The podiatrists at Spring Hospital offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to treat persistent pain and immobility from:
The skilled podiatrists provide care for both adult and pediatric foot and ankle conditions. They use state-of-the-art technologies, like ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans, to identify the cause of your pain, so they can design the right treatment plan.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for persistent pain that isn’t treatable with over-the-counter medications and home care. The podiatrists also recommend a consultation if you have foot or ankle pain that’s getting worse, even with treatment.
Spring Hospital offers diagnostic services for heel pain, arch pain, and joint pain that results from sports injuries, trauma, and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis.
Delaying a proper diagnosis could result in long-term complications like joint deformities that lead to chronic pain and disability.
Customized podiatry treatment plans are available for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Depending on the root cause of your limited mobility and pain, your provider may recommend:
Pain-relievers and anti-inflammatories can relieve pain and make it easier for you to be physically active. If oral medications aren’t enough, you may be a candidate for injection therapy that delivers the medicine directly into the joints of your foot or ankle.
You might also need oral or topical medications to treat or prevent infections in your skin or toenails.
Bracing or taping your toes, ankle, or feet can ease pain and promote the healing process. These conservative methods also provide added support for your feet and ankles to prevent additional injuries.
Custom orthotics are inserts that go into your shoe to stabilize your foot and ankle and support your arches. Orthotics are also available to provide more cushioning for your foot and take the pressure off bunions and hammertoes.
When conservative therapies aren’t enough to ease foot or ankle pain, you may need surgery. The Spring Hospital podiatrists offer a variety of surgeries to address podiatric conditions.
You may need surgery to correct a hammertoe, remove a bunion, or for toenail restoration. You might also be a candidate for surgery to repair or replace damaged or deformed joints in your feet or ankles.
Don’t live with persistent foot and ankle pain. Schedule a consultation with the podiatry specialists by calling Spring Hospital. You can also visit the emergency room as a walk-in 24 hours a day, seven days a week.