By Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando
March 25, 2020
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: foot pain  

Podiatrists or foot doctors help with all kinds of issues that negatively impact the lower legs and feet and result in foot pain and related symptoms. They can perform surgery, prescribe appropriate medications, order tests, and reset fractured bones. They can likewise treat injuries and complications from chronic health conditions such as diabetes.

Here at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando, our podiatry specialists, Dr. Timothy Mason and Dr. Jason Hancock, can diagnose and treat a wide variety of foot problems when you come in for an appointment. With convenient locations in Orlando, Oviedo, and Lake Mary, FL, read on to learn how we can help you.

Common Conditions Treated by Podiatrists

To understand how podiatrists can treat foot pain and related symptoms, below are some common foot-related problems that they can treat:

  • Nail Disorders: These are nail issues such as infections due to ingrown toenails, fungus, or bacteria.
  • Heel Pain: The most common causes of pain the heel include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and Achilles tendinitis. Shoes that lack adequate support and sports are typically to blame for these conditions. Treatment includes home remedies, wearing orthotic devices, and pain medications. Some individuals, however, may require surgery.
  • Hammertoes and Bunions: Hammertoes are toes that don’t bend the proper way, while bunions develop when the big toe joint’s base portion is out of place.
  • Sprains and Fractures: Podiatrists usually treat sprains and fractures when they occur in the ankle or foot. They also conduct sports medicine procedures to treat foot issues of athletes and help them prevent these injuries.
  • Arthritis: This condition is caused by wear and tear, swelling, and inflammation of the joints. Your podiatrist can suggest appropriate treatments including physical therapy, orthotics, or medications to manage your arthritis. Surgery may be recommended for more severe cases.
  • Diabetes: This chronic condition could damage certain nerves in the legs and feet, and make it difficult for your feet to receive sufficient blood and oxygen. That being said, diabetes could result in very severe complications. Going regularly to your podiatrist, even for minor things like calluses or sores, will help prevent potential complications.

Want to Learn More About Our Podiatry Services?

Schedule your consultation with either one of our podiatrists, Dr. Timothy Mason or Dr. Jason Hancock, here at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando. You can reach our offices in Orlando, Oviedo, and Lake Mary, FL, by dialing (407) 365-9511.