Podiatrists are medical professionals who treat conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Our feet are complex structures which are vital to our basic movement and everyday activity. Without proper care, our feet can easily get weathered or diseased, causing a decrease in quality of life.
At CPC Multi-Specialty Group in North Alabama, we offer comprehensive podiatric care and treatment – to help you and your loved ones remain active and healthy in the long term. Our team of board-certified podiatric professionals will be happy to discuss any symptoms you may be having and provide you with a personalized treatment plan to help you relieve your discomfort.
When to See a Podiatrist
Our lower extremities not only provide us with mobility, they also provide us with stability. It’s important you seek a board-certified podiatrist in the event you feel sudden discomfort in your feet and ankles or find that you are having trouble with your full range of motion.
Some signs you may need to come in and see one of our podiatric specialists include tingling and numbness in the feet, development of nail fungus, continuous pain in the heel or Achilles tendon, recurring cases of athlete’s foot, the occurrence of ingrown toenails, or persistent pain in the foot or ankle. These are signs of more serious conditions that can affect the feet over time.
Patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure may need to see a podiatrist regularly. These conditions often cause numbness in the feet and toes, often referred to as peripheral neuropathy. This numbness hinders these patients from determining when something is wrong with their lower extremities, making them more susceptible to disease.
Common Foot & Ankle Conditions
Podiatric conditions can develop as a result of a pre-existing condition like diabetes, or as a result of a traumatic injury. Some common podiatric conditions that our board-certified podiatric professionals treat include:
- Diabetic Wound Care
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Puncture Wounds
- Heel Pain
- Athletes Foot
- Hammer Toes
- Ingrown Toenails
- Nail Fungus
Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot & Ankle Conditions
After a thorough physical exam and review of your medical history, your CPC Multi-Specialty Group podiatrist may recommend diagnostic testing such as X-rays or CT scans. These imaging tests allow your provider to get a full view of your condition.
Following diagnosis, your provider will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Common treatment options for the podiatric conditions above include: