Complete Medical Foot Care Services
Many foot problems can be corrected right in our office; however, some conditions need to be treated in an operating room at one of the local surgical facilities. The following are some of the common problems related to the foot:
Diabetic Foot Care
Over time, the symptoms of diabetes can cause damage to the nerves, especially in the hands and feet, resulting in peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Cooper is experienced in caring for patients who have foot conditions that relate to diabetes.
A hammer toe is a deformity in the foot in which a toe has an abnormal bend in the middle joint, typically resulting from restricting footwear. Dr. Cooper has worked with many patients to treat hammertoes.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses often develop on the hands and feet. They are thick, hardened layers of skin that form when your skin faces friction. Dr. Cooper can treat corns and calluses in the office at Eastern Idaho Foot Clinic.
A bunion develops when your big toe pushes against the toe next to it. As it pushes, it forces the joint of the big toe to stick out to the side and get bigger. The skin over the bunion will often get red, sore, and even swollen.
Heel & Arch Pain
Heel and arch discomfort are both very common complaints and there are lots of potential causes. The pain you feel could vary from throbbing to debilitating depending on the root cause of your heel and arch pain.
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that begins at the feet but can be transferred to hands and even the groin. It typically starts showing as a scaly rash between the toes.
Bone spurs are extra bone growths that are prone to appear in feet. Bone spurs may develop from an injury to the foot, ill-fitting shoes, or even obesity. Sometimes, bone spurs are a result of osteoarthritis.
An ingrown toenail, usually found on the big toe, will make the skin around it feel tender or hard. You may even notice some fluid building up around the nail. If not treated, an infection may develop and cause puss to drain from the area.
Other services include:
- Sports Injury
- Digital X-ray
- Flat Feet
- Outpatient Surgery