We provide a full range of podiatric medical care including both conservative and surgical treatments. We specialize in foot and ankle care including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.
At Legacy Foot and Ankle Center, we implement the latest evidence-based medicine to get you back on your feet. We offer conservative and surgical interventions in treating your foot and ankle condition.
What are some examples of conditions that we treat?
Children are affected by many of the same foot conditions that adults are, including plantar warts, flat feet, heel pain, and ingrown toenails. Some of these conditions take on different characteristics or may occur more frequently in children due to the nature of their developing bodies and their active lifestyle
What are some common pediatric foot conditions?
Foot problems are common in people with diabetes. They can happen over time when high blood sugar damages the nerves and blood vessels in the feet, causing numb feet (diabetic neuropathy) or poor circulation (peripheral arterial disease). Common signs of diabetic neuropathy are numbness, tingling, pain, or a loss of feeling in your feet.
If you can’t feel pain, you may not know when you have a cut, blister, or ulcer (open sore) on your foot. A wound like that could get infected. The infection may not heal well because of the damaged blood vessels, leading to gangrene and amputations.
What should diabetics look out for?
Check your feet every day for cuts, abrasions, redness, swelling, sores, blisters, corns, calluses, or any other change to the skin or nails. Use a mirror if you can’t see the bottom of your feet, or ask a family member to help. Wash your feet every day in warm (not hot) water.
How to prevent diabetic foot complications?
Sports injuries are some of the more common causes of foot and ankle trauma. Podiatrists are exceptionally qualified to diagnose and treat the following sports-related injuries – foot sprains, foot fractures, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, and more. They can also treat the inflammation that causes foot arthritis, which is often aggravated when participating in certain types of physical activity, i.e. running, tennis, baseball, basketball, and football.
In the lower extremity, Biomechanics refers to the way bones, muscles, and joints of your feet and lower limbs interact and move. They will look specifically at Pronation – how the impact is absorbed and Supination – how you are propelled.
what are orthotics?
Orthotics (also known as insoles, shoe inserts, or orthoses) are devices placed inside the shoes with the purpose of restoring the natural foot function. This is necessary when the natural biomechanical balance of our lower body has been disrupted by over-pronation or support is needed in general in high arched feet.
Are all orthotics the same?
Foot orthotics can be made from different materials, and may be rigid, semirigid, semiflexible, or accommodative, depending on your diagnosis and your specific needs.
Minor surgical procedures are those that are minimally invasive. In most cases, these are performed through small incisions. This allows the doctor to perform the procedure without damaging extensive amounts of tissue. The risk of infection is greatly reduced and the patient’s recovery time is much shorter. There are also surgical procedures that are superficial, only affecting the outermost portions of the body.
What are some examples of minor procedures we perform?
Some examples include ingrown toenails, wart excision, punch, or excisional biopsies of the nailbed or the skin to rule out possible skin cancers.
Is Anesthesia Involved?
Yes, but minor procedures are performed under local anesthesia.
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We advise you to go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care to be evaluated as soon as positive.