We keep your feet happy and healthy so you can do what you love!
From sports injuries in children and teens to reconstructive foot surgery in adults, our team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City is always ready to help you.
Here are just some of the most common foot and ankle problems we treat.
We Specialize In:
- Comprehensive management of heel pain and plantar fasciitis
- Laser treatment of onychomycosis or toenail fungus
- Conservative management of severe flatfoot.
- Conservative surgical procedures with new advances in postoperative implements that help to return you to your activities sooner.
- State of the art approach to healing diabetic wounds rapidly.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is one of the most frequent problems that we treat at the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs from the base of your toes, across the arch of your foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
Many people don't realize they have a fungal nail problem and, therefore, don't seek treatment. Yet, fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem and can persist for years without ever causing pain. The disease, characterized by a change in a toenail's color, is often considered nothing more than a mere blemish. Left untreated, however, it can present serious problems.
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.