Types of Foot and Ankle Conditions Our Podiatrists Treat
The podiatrists at Indiana Podiatry Group have training in all types of foot and ankle care, which allows us to offer a wide range of services and treatments to our patients.
Heel pain is caused by many different conditions. Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, or any other heel pain-causing affliction, find information and treatment options here.
Controlling one's blood sugar is perhaps the most important step in preventing foot problems. When blood sugar is normal, the potential for foot complications is significantly lessened. If kept under control, diabetes may not affect the feet and all of the conditions discussed here can potentially be avoided, ensuring a lifetime of healthy feet.
Sports injuries of the foot and are common, and can keep players away from their sport sometimes for extended time. The proper diagnosis and prompt treatment of these conditions can be instrumental in getting the athlete back to their sport. Our podiatrists treat sports injuries in the foot and ankle, and have extensive experience in getting Indiana athletes back on their feet as quickly as possible. Below you can find descriptions of some common sports injuries that affect the foot and ankle. More detailed articles on each condition and treatment options can be found in our Learning Library section.
Kids can experience foot pain and injuries just like adults. Foot and ankle problems in kids are quite common, and usually should be properly treated to avoid future potential issues later in life. This section will discuss some common foot and ankle problems kids experience, and how some of these conditions can be treated.
Foot and ankle surgeries are common, and performed everyday to treat a wide variety of conditions. The decision for surgery usually comes when non-surgical therapy is not helping sufficiently, and one has either exhausted non-surgical options or one has elected to undergo surgical care. Some conditions do not even have effective non-surgical options, and require surgery for the best chance of recovery. Foot and ankle surgery, like all other types of surgery, can be either simple or complex depending on what needs to be corrected, and is performed to reduce pain and improve function of the foot or ankle.
Ingrown nails are very common, and can develop in anyone at any age. Although the big toe is usually where the symptoms develop, the other toes can sometimes be affected.
Bunions are a complex foot deformity of both bone and soft tissue. It is basically a misalignment of the big toe with the big toe joint. Joint pain in the great toe can develop over time due to its abnormal position as the cartilage can gradually wear down.
Warts are potentially painful callus-like sores on the bottom of the foot, and are caused by a viral infection. They can spread from person to person, and in some cases can create large clusters that make walking painful. Specialized treatment is needed to completely cure a person from this infection.