Phoenix Foot Care

Foot Surgeon in Phoenix

Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, some of the most common reasons that patients seek treatment from our Phoenix foot care specialists are fractures and sprains in the foot and ankle. Firstly, it is important to recognize how these differ. The ankle and the foot work together to help you move, and so when one of the two is injured it can have a serious effect on the other. A sprain is when the ligaments that connect bone to other bone is torn, stretched, or pulled as a result of an injury. The difference with a fracture is that the bone is actually broken in some way. Most fractures and sprains involving the feet and ankles occur while people are playing sports.

Foot Fractures Phoenix

Foot Fractures Phoenix

Another common way that people sprain and break their feet and ankles is when they trip or stumble. Some symptoms typically associated with a sprain or a break in the foot or ankle include: pain, swelling, and bruising at the site, and having a hard time walking. If you ever experience any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Phoenix foot care specialist as soon as possible. If you have to wait to see a doctor here at Desert Foot Surgeons, there are ways to take care of your broken foot or ankle at home in order to give you some relief in the meantime. You should always rest the foot or ankle and avoid walking on it until you are given the OK from our Phoenix foot care experts. You should apply ice to the injury as soon as possible after it happens in order to take down the inflammation. You should also wrap a bandage around the area in order to keep it compressed, as well as elevate the foot in question in order to decrease any swelling. When you get to us at Desert Foot Surgeons, we will carefully work to determine a diagnosis, and from there we can give you treatment options to consider.

If you are interested in learning more about how our Phoenix foot care experts can be of service to you, we encourage you to visit the main Desert Foot Surgeons website to browse through some additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, we hope you will not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online.

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

Phoenix Podiatrist

Podiatrist 85018

Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, our Phoenix podiatrist and the rest of our staff have plenty of experience in treating patients with diabetes. Diabetes often leads to complications involving the feet, and so it is important to have a professional like our Phoenix podiatrist available to you should any foot problems arise as a result of your diabetes. One example of a foot problem associated with diabetes is neuropathy, or nerve damage. Diabetic nerve damage can lessen you ability to feel heat, cold, or even pain in your feet. Neuropathy in the feet is dangerous because you could be walking around on a foot injury without feeling it. In some cases, the foot can become infected because you are unaware of an injury there. Nerve damage can also alter the shape of your feet and toes, in which case the use of therapeutic shoes may be necessary.

Another example of a foot issue associated with diabetes is changes to the skin. For some people, the feet begin to get very dry, and the skin might crack. Calluses are also more common occurrences for people with diabetes, because there are high-pressure areas under the foot. If calluses are not treated properly or build up too much, they can break and turn into open sores, or ulcers. Another common foot issue that our Phoenix podiatrist sees in diabetic patients is a lack of circulation. Decreased circulation makes it difficult for the feet to heal properly. As you can see, there are a number of foot problems that diabetes puts you at risk for. At Desert Foot Surgeons, we put an emphasis on keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent these and other similar foot problems.

If you are interested in learning more about the various services provided by our Phoenix podiatrist, we encourage you to visit the informative Desert Foot Surgeons website for some additional details. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, we encourage you to contact our staff for assistance. You can reach us either by phone or online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Desert Foot Surgeons.

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