85018 Foot Problems

Treating foot problems in the 85018 area

85018 Foot Problems

85018 Foot Problems

Foot problems are serious because they can make it difficult or even impossible to go about your life and your normal routine. Pain elsewhere in the body and you could soldier on, but if you can’t walk, or in some cases even stand, it has a negative effect on everything. That is why we at Desert Foot Surgeons are here to tend to your 85018 foot problems, with the expert care that only a specialist can offer. You can expect that our experience and our dedication to treating you, our valued patient, as a unique individual, will have you feeling better as soon as possible.

Foot problems can encompass any part, but your heels, and toes are most often the target of pain and difficulties. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, hammertoes, and bunions may all require treatment. The good news is that even though we are surgeons, there are many instances in which 85018 foot problems can be addressed effectively without surgery, which is restored to when less-invasive methods have proven to be insufficient to relieve the problem.

Ankle injuries are also treated by our podiatrist. Sprains are most often the culprit. They’re very common, with 25,000 such injuries occurring in the U.S. every single day. We will evaluate your situation, because sometimes what you think is a minor sprain may instead be a hairline fracture. Even the thinnest fracture must be treated immediately. If it isn’t, it may become a full fracture and that is a much more serious situation. The difference between sprains and fractures is that sprains effect your ligaments and fractures occur to the bone. In addition, your tendons and muscles may become strained or inflamed. It’s easy to see that you need us for your 85018 foot problems.

There is simply no reason to suffer with foot or ankle pain when you can be on the road to recovery, quickly and safely. Treatment methods will vary depending on what condition you have, the location of it, and the severity of it, but up to 90% of the time, options like orthotics, stretching exercises, a change of shoes, or physical therapy will be enough to turn things around. Of course, if surgery is necessary for 85018 foot problems, you could not be in better hands.

Phoenix Podiatrist
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-490-8166

Phoenix diabetic podiatrist

Diabetic Foot Care in Phoenix

Phoenix diabetic podiatrist

Phoenix diabetic podiatrist

Do you suffer from diabetes? If so, you are most likely aware that you need to be vigilant about taking good care of your feet. Dr. Stephen Geller, at Desert Foot Surgeons, is an expert at treating diabetic foot problems and wounds. When someone has diabetes, it is important that they work every day to keep their feet healthy by quickly treating any foot infection that may arise. Our Phoenix diabetic podiatrist stands ready to help you should a potentially dangerous situation arise regarding a foot infection.

The most important thing a diabetic can do to avoid having foot infections become serious, is first of all to try your best to control your blood sugar levels. Of course, foot infections can occur even with the best of intentions and preventive care. Because diabetes can cause nerve damage at the bottom of your feet, and reduce blood flow, a simple injury can turn into a major infection. Even a blister or a sore can become dangerous, leading to infection that could ultimately put you at risk for an amputation. Your Phoenix diabetic podiatrist will be able to help you with early care and treatment for any new or emerging foot problems or infections.

Some guidelines that diabetics can follow to prevent foot problems include: look at your feet daily to check for cuts, blisters or nail issues; keep your feet clean by washing them in lukewarm water; dry feet using a soft washcloth and dry between toes; moisturize your feet to prevent skin from cracking, but do not moisturize between toes; cut toenails carefully; do not treat corns or callus yourself; wear clean and dry socks; shake any pebbles or items out of your shoes before putting them on; don’t walk barefoot; don’t smoke; and get periodic foot exams with our Phoenix diabetic podiatrist, Dr. Geller. When it comes to diabetes and foot problems, the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” has never rung truer. At the first sign of any foot problems, make an appointment to visit Dr. Geller for a diabetic foot exam. Dr. Geller will be able to recognize any potential foot problems that may be brewing, and treat them before they become a major health issue for you.

Phoenix Diabetic Podiatrist
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-490-8166

Phoenix Podiatrist

Hammertoe treatment 85018

Phoenix Podiatrist

Phoenix Podiatrist

Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, our Phoenix podiatrist helps our patients with a wide range of foot problems. Some of the most common reasons that patients visit us seeking treatment from our Phoenix podiatrist are the development of hammertoes. A hammertoe occurs as a result of a bending of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes. When the joints are bended in such a way, there is an increased pressure put on the feet, and can make wearing shoes, walking, running, and simply functioning from day to day increasingly painful. A hammertoe usually starts out as a mild irritation, but it will only grow worse if it is not addressed and treated as needed. Some symptoms of hammertoes to look out for in your own daily life include: pain or irritation in one or more toes while wearing shoes, developing corns or calluses on the feet and or toes, burning sensations, inflammation, or redness on the feet and toes, and the appearance of the toes being bent. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Phoenix podiatrist as soon as possible so that we can give you the treatment you need. We will perform thorough examinations and go in-depth with you about your medical history in order to confirm a diagnosis. From there, we usually begin with non-surgical treatment options in order to be as minimally invasive as possible with your treatment. If those methods are not adequate to relieve your symptoms, we then might recommend surgical options for you.

If you would like to learn more about how our Phoenix podiatrist can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you visit the main Desert Foot Surgeons website, where you can read on in further depth about all of our services and other relevant information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like addressed, we hope you will not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you soon here at Desert Foot Surgeons.

Phoenix Hammertoe Doctor
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-490-8166