Pain in the ankle or foot area can create a variety of problems throughout the body because they’re the foundation of your body. Podiatrists in Racine WI can help with any problem of the foot including:
- Fungal, yellowed or deformed toenails.
- And many other conditions affecting the ankle or the foot.
Ingrown toenails may start as a simple irritation and result in an infection or bacterial invasion of a toe. This type of condition can be a serious danger to a diabetic individual or one that’s had joint replacements or a pacemaker installed. A Podiatrist should address a painful toe as soon as possible. An individual can help to prevent ingrown toenails by wearing the proper shoes and trimming their nails with clippers straight across. Plantar fasciitis is a common occurrence and creates pain in the arch of the foot. The condition is caused by inflammation of the ligament that travels through the arch of the foot and can come on suddenly or develop over time. A Podiatrist can relieve the pain with injections, exercises, arch supports or orthotics.
When a toenail is deformed or yellowed, an infection or virus is usually the cause. Early diagnosis and treatment can alleviate the problem. Podiatrists in Racine WI can determine if the cause is toenail fungus, injury to the root, or bone spurs. If fungus is the cause, over-the-counter medication may be recommended. If it’s more advanced, prescription care will need to be used. When the bottom of an individual’s foot is painful during the first few steps in the morning, there’s a very good chance they have heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. There are a series of stretches a Podiatrist can give an individual to alleviate the heel pain. Over-the-counter arch supports and better footwear with minimal medication can alleviate the pain. If a burn spur continues to cause severe may, it will have to be surgically removed.
If you or a loved one suffer from foot or ankle problems, a visit to an experienced Podiatrist can resolve the problems. For more information about Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Centers and how they can alleviate your pain, please contact them soon.
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