TREATMENTS

TREATMENTS FOR YOUR FEET, ANKLES & LOWER LEGS

Many of our patients suffer from similar foot and ankle conditions; however, we treat each case uniquely. By understanding not only your podiatric disease, deformity, or other medical condition, but also your specific lifestyle needs, we can better create a course of treatment or recommend footwear that will help relieve your issues.

The complexity of the workings of your feet and ankles makes this a part of your body that may need significant attention, so we don’t rush you through treatment. At our office, we take the time to provide you with comprehensive foot care education and give you the treatment that you need and deserve.

FOOT PAIN SPECIALISTS & MORE…


Ankle Sprain

You may have stepped off a curb or into a hole or perhaps were playing a sport and have experienced an ankle sprain. Some people have gotten out of bed, or walked down stairs and sprained their ankle. Someone has either stepped on uneven ground or on an object that has caused their ankle to roll. No matter how if happened or your age, it is a common occurrence and not a pleasant feeling.

It can also be called rolled ankle, twisted or floppy ankle and it has to do with ligament damage.

In short, the ligament(s) of the ankle have been stretched and subsequent tearing has occurred. This often happens in the outer part of the foot. (Or considered the lateral ligaments of the ankle) (Learn more)

Bunions

Bunion comes from the Latin word “bunio,” meaning enlargement.

A bunion is formed as a bone like protrusion, “bump” at the base of the big toe where it attaches to the foot. The lump sits on a joint that carries a lot of the body’s weight. while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated.

Bunions can form in both men and women, however when we see patients for bunion treatments in Fort Myers, we tend to see many more women with problems due to the types of shoes or heels that women wear in their daily lives. (Learn more)

Custom Orthotics

Looking for custom orthotics in the Fort Myers area but you’re not sure where to find them or even know what they are? Let us help you.

Orthotics is a fancy term for a foot pad or heel insert. Some call them insoles, inserts or footbeds and can be bought at your local pharmacy but for the best podiatry custom orthotics Fort Myers has to offer, you should contact Dr. Joseph Campbell and Dr. Bradley Habuda.

Orthotics are inserts added inside the footwear to support the foot’s natural structure. Orthotic pads can help prevent or correct foot deformities. They can also align and support your ankle or foot. All to give a patient more comfort, relieve pain and help their gate. Your feet are the base of support of your entire skeletal structure, they may affect the entire body if they are tilted. (Learn more)

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood sugar) to rise too high.

Diabetics may have complications with their feet. In particular if diabetes has caused you to lose feeling in your feet you may not feel a cut or blister that can lead to a sore. Diabetic foot ulcers can be alarming for diabetics, they are wounds that can become severe over time. A minor scrape, sore on the foot, or skin break, will become infected and the person can develop a painful sore. Foot ulcers and amputations are a major cause of emotional and physical pain for people with diabetes. Early recognition and management of risk factors for ulcers and amputations can prevent or delay the onset of problematic outcomes. (Learn more)

Foot and Ankle Pain

The top foot pain treatments Fort Myers has available is here for you with Dr. Joseph F. Campbell, DPM and Dr. Bradley A. Habuda DPM. Our doctors are committed to help you resolve all of your foot and ankle pain issues.

Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression, infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area. (Learn more)

Hammertoe

A hammer toe is a deformity of the joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be abnormal and permanent bend, approximating a hammer.

Hammertoe can be hereditary but are commonly caused by ill-fitting shoes. A hammertoe may result if a toe is too long and is forced into a cramped position when a tight shoe is worn. Hammertoes can cause problems with walking and can lead to other foot problems, such as blisters, calluses, and sores. Splinting and corrective footwear can help in treating hammertoes. In extreme cases, surgery to straighten the toe may be required. (Learn more)

Heel Pain

Many people suffer from heel pain. It’s the number one reason foot patients seek help from our Fort Myers heel pain specialists. People who spend a lot of time on their feet standing or walking each day are often most affected by heel pain.

Whether a bruise, the plantar fasciitis, heel spur, achilles or another foot issue, heel pain is very real and should be addressed immediately. Heel pain can usually get better without having to elect for surgery but addressing the pain early with a top certified podiatrist is essential. (Learn more)

Ingrown Toenail

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, ingrown nails are the most common nail problem. Toenails should grow straight out, straight forward. Sometimes, however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for an ingrown toenail.

If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin bacteria may enter and it may get red and infected, and feel very sore. You may see puss in and around the area and the skin may start to grown over the nail. (Learn more)

Plantar Fasciitis

We’re going to look at and give some data about plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciitis treatments and plantar fasciitis surgery Fort Myers foot doctors has come to know very well.

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis pronounced “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the term used to describe the inflammation of the plantar fascia and is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and inflamed.

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot. If you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis then you have an inflamed the fibrous band of tissue (fascia) connecting your heel bone to the base of your toes. (Learn more)

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis (medical term), is a common problem that means a person has a fungal infection of the nails. It is a slow-growing infection caused by dermatophytes, which are fungi that infect skin, hair, and nails. Other fungi such as yeast and molds can also cause toenail fungus.

When the tiny organisms take hold, you may experience pain in the toes and an odor from the nail fungus. The nail often becomes darker in color too. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If left uncared for, the infection can spread and possibly cause issues with walking. (Learn more)

Wart Removal

A wart is are noncancerous skin growth, an infection caused by a virus, a hard, grainy growth that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet, areas that feel the most pressure.

Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet. Over time, the wart develops into a hard, rough growth on the surface of the skin. Children, teens, and people with allergies or weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to the wart virus.

Most plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern and may not require treatment. But plantar warts can cause discomfort or pain. (Learn more)

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