What Can Worthington Foot & Ankle Treat?
The doctors of Worthington Foot and Ankle treat all foot and ankle conditions. Dr’s Viselli and Fulkert enjoy treating all aspects of podiatry including strains sprains fractures diabetics, flatfoot, arthritis, bunion, hammertoes, diabetic foot care and wound care. Worthington Foot and Ankle focuses on patient-centered care.
You will find a comprehensive list of our foot/ankle-related services, treatments and capabilities below!
They don’t refer to a dire weakness as the “Achilles’ Heel” for nothing. When this tendon is injured, movement and mobility can become quite painful. Caused by a single event or gradual wear and tear, tendinitis shows itself as painful swelling in the ankle area. Through proper treatment, we will help you get back on your feet.’
Perhaps the most common foot/ankle-related injury is the ankle sprain. One wrong twist or turn of the ankle and you could be off your feet for a few days. We have a list of treatments to help relieve associated pain – many of which can be performed in the home.
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Post-Traumatic Arthritis are three very similar, but also different forms of inflammation in the foot. The professionals at Worthington Foot & Ankle are experienced with properly treating all of the above mentioned conditions.
A bony bump that appears along the great toe joint is called a Bunion. It forms when the foot bone or tissue and the joint are not aligned correctly and this can result in a throbbing sensation. There are a few surgery options and lifestyle changes that can be made to treat the condition.
Corns & Callus
Have you developed toughened, sensitive and thick skin on and around your foot? This could be corns or callus. After examination, we can help you decide the best step forward. Padding, strapping, trimming and/or an orthotic are some of the most popular treatments.
Crush Injuries and Foot Fractures
There exists a great number of different ways that a bone can break. The doctors and staff at Worthington Foot & Ankle are well-versed on each fracture and how to properly treat the break as to promote optimal healing in a timely fashion.
Diabetes is an ever-growing disease in the United States. One additional symptom of the disease is poor blood circulation that can greatly affect flow to the feet. Without proper precautions, an untreated diabetic foot may be grounds for amputation – in a worst case scenario.
Are you noticing discoloration in your toenails? Do they look brown, yellow or just plain dead? You could potentially have a fungal infection or an ingrown toenail. Both of which are painful, but completely treatable by Worthington Foot & Ankle.
Deposits of crystallized uric acid in foot joints is also known as Gout. Typically found in the big toe, the condition can be treated through use of medical steroids. An early X-ray examination may be necessary to properly measure the severity of the issue.
Hammertoes & Mallet Toes
Hammertoe and mallet toe is best defined by curling and bending of the toes. The condition, itself, isn’t too painful, but after wearing shoes that aren’t fit to suit you properly, irritation can occur, running the risk of further immobility. Common causes include the habitual use of high heels and small box-toed shoes.
Spurring can occur at the bottom of the heel and leave the area very tender and sensitive. Chronic stretching and impact on certain joints and ligaments in the foot can be the cause of this discomfort, but luckily there are a number of simple treatments designed to soothe the ache.
Regular growth and movement along parts in the ankle and foot can cause a great deal of pain in youngsters. Is your child experiencing aching in these areas? It may be natural, but it can definitely be alleviated. Consult with our team today to help ease the pain.
Most commonly found in runners and athletes involved with high-impact sports, shin splints can be extremely painful and debilitating. The condition can cause sharp pains and swelling in the lower leg. Outside of the RICE therapy, there are a few other treatments to help ease your pain.
Does it feel like you’re walking on a rock or are you experiencing numbness in your toes? You may have Neuromas. Caused by nerve irritation, we can help alleviate your pain and discomfort through a variety of treatments and shoe modifications.
One of the most common causes of general heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis. Caused by increased wear and tear on the plantar fascia, patients may also experience a loss of support in the feet and, in some cases, immobility.
Soft lesions that typically appear on the bottom of the foot are called Plantar Warts. This condition is contracted when the virus finds itself into the foot via small cut or abrasion. Children and teens are most susceptible to Plantar Warts.
If you feel pain in the Achilles tendon (near the bottom of your calf), there could be some tendinitis or inflammation here. Swelling and pain can be reduced through a variety of proper treatments, some of which can be performed at home.