Hammertoes in Glendale AZ

Diagnosing and treating hammertoes in Glendale AZ

Hammertoes in Glendale AZ

Hammertoes in Glendale AZ

If you have a hammertoe, or any other type of foot problem, you should come in to see us at Desert Foot Surgeons. Our expert foot doctor, Dr. Stephen Geller, will be able to provide you with treatment for many different types of foot problems, including hammertoes in Glendale AZ.

Hammertoes are a common foot problem. A hammertoe can be either flexible or rigid, depending on its stage of development. When a person has a hammertoe, the toe forms an upside down ā€œVā€ when viewed from the side. In the beginning, a hammertoe is flexible, and can be forced to open. However, most hammertoes will progress to rigid hammertoes if not treated early on. A flexible hammertoe can be treated in several different ways. Oftentimes orthotics are prescribed to make the patient more comfortable, and to keep pressure off the hammertoe. This can keep it from progressing to a rigid hammertoe, in some cases. Once a hammertoe becomes rigid, it cannot be made to open any longer. At this point, surgery is usually needed in order for the hammertoe to be permanently fixed. Arthritis can set into the toe joints, and the hammertoe can become extremely painful. In addition, corns can develop on the top portion of a hammertoe where the toe constantly rubs against the top of the shoe. The good news is that hammertoes can be easily treated, and if found early, surgery can often be avoided. At our podiatry practice, we treat hammertoes in Glendale AZ so that our patients can be comfortable, and can be completely back on their feet as soon as possible. We will always work with our patients to make sure that they fully understand their foot condition, so that they can be a true partner in the treatment decisions for their foot problem.

For an appointment to see our podiatrist for treatment of your hammertoes in Glendale AZ, simply contact us today.

2222 E. Highland Ave, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 490-8166

Bunions in Glendale AZ

Treating bunions in Glendale AZ

Bunions in Glendale AZ

Bunions in Glendale AZ

The amount of trouble that bunions can cause is out of proportion to their size. Fortunately, you have us at Desert Foot Surgeons, as your specialist when it comes to treating bunions in Glendale AZ. And most of the time, the options are of the non-invasive variety. Surgery is held off as a last resort, only if simpler methods are not effective or are insufficient to provide the needed outcome.

If you’re wondering the exact nature of a bunion, it’s a bony protrusion that develops at the base of your big toe, at the point where the joint attaches to the remainder of your foot. Heredity is a factor, but the primary causes can be traced back to the way you walk, having flat feet, or the most common reason of all, wearing shoes that are too tight in the toe area. Many women may recognize this as a typical trait of high heels. And that is why women get bunions with greater frequency than men do. What is most important when you have bunions in Glendale AZ, is to seek out our foot doctor for an examination and evaluation. There may not be any discomfort initially, but if you are experiencing pain, you should not ignore it or try to tough it out. Walking can become difficult or even excruciating. It may become impossible to put your shoes on. Our foot doctor might recommend orthotics (shoe inserts), such as bunion pads or arch supports, so that your weight will be redistributed and take pressure off the toe joint. It is a good idea to switch to more comfortable and roomy shoes, also.

There are solutions to help with bunions in Glendale AZ. Take that essential first step. Call our office and set up an appointment to be seen by our foot doctor.

2222 E. Highland Ave, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 490-8166

Ankle Sprains in Glendale AZ

Treating ankle sprains in Glendale AZ

Ankle Sprains in Glendale AZ

Ankle Sprains in Glendale AZ

If you or a family member ever suffers an ankle sprain or fracture, you should immediately contact us at Desert Foot Surgeons. Our expert podiatrist, Dr. Stephen Geller, specializes in treating ankle sprains in Glendale AZ.

Whenever you have a mishap involving your foot or ankle, it is important that you come in to see our foot doctor on an immediate basis. Our doctor will be able to assess your individual ankle situation and determine whether or not you have suffered an ankle sprain or other type of injury. Our foot doctor is highly trained in treating ankle sprains in Glendale AZ, and can provide the comprehensive care that you may need in order to get back on your feet again. It is very important to come into our practice immediately after you suffer your ankle injury as this can reduce the amount of treatment that is needed, and even keep more serious foot or ankle problems from developing. Our foot doctor is double board-certified in primary podiatric medicine as well as in podiatric surgery. If you have suffered an ankle or foot fracture or sprain, time is of the essence. The sooner you receive diagnosis and treatment, the more likely it is that you will have a complete and uneventful recovery. You should contact our office immediately so that our foot and ankle specialist can provide you with a complete emergency care and diagnosis that you need. If you suffer from repeated ankle sprains, we even offer a procedure which can help to stabilize your ankle and keep additional sprains from occurring. This type of preventive foot care will not only help to keep your ankle healthier, but will be able to keep you active without needing to take time off for repetitive ankle injuries.

For an appointment to see our foot doctor for treatment of ankle sprains in Glendale AZ, simply contact us today.

2222 E. Highland Ave, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 490-8166