We keep your feet happy and healthy so you can do what you love!
From sports injuries in children and teens to foot surgery in adults the 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
- Pain relief and rapid healing with MLS Laser Therapy
- 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.
Ingrown toenails are nails that are curved and grow into the skin causing irritation, pain, redness, and swelling. Ingrown toenails can cause a break in the skin. When this occurs it allows bacteria to enter the area which can cause infection.
A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of nerves, which can occur in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma of the foot is called Morton's neuroma, It develops between the third and fourth toes of either foot. The incidence of Morton's neuroma is eight to ten times greater in women than in men.
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.
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.
Children's Foot Problems
Although it’s common to hear that kids grow out of foot problems, this isn’t always the case. Take a look at your own feet and physical problems. If you have flat feet, foot pain, bunions, back, knee, or hip pain it’s likely that your child will inherit your foot and musculoskeletal issues.
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.
Are you embarrassed by ugly, discolored nails? It could be fungus. Fungal nails won't go away on their own and fungus can be transmitted to other people in your family. Also, over time fungal nails can become painful and difficult to treat.
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.