At Associated Orthopaedics, we provide comprehensive podiatric services to patients of all ages. Our experienced team of podiatrists offers a wide range of services, from routine check-ups and treatments to surgery. We provide the highest quality of care, and our goal is to help our patients maintain healthy feet and ankles.
Whether you are experiencing pain or simply need a routine check-up, our team at Associated Orthopaedics is here to help.
When to See a Podiatrist
Podiatric services are medical treatments specializing in foot and ankle care. Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, ranging from bunions and hammertoes to heel pain and ingrown toenails.
We can also provide guidance on proper foot care, including advice on choosing the right shoes and preventing foot injuries. In most cases, podiatrists can treat minor problems without surgery. However, if a condition is more severe, surgery may be recommended.
Your feet are important. They bear your weight, provide mobility, and help you stay balanced. Therefore, it’s important to take care of them and see a podiatrist if you have any concerns. Here are some signs that you should make an appointment with a podiatrist:
- You have persistent foot pain that doesn’t go away with rest or home treatment
- You have diabetes or another condition that causes circulation problems in your feet
- You have an injury to your foot or ankle
- You have a deformity in your foot or ankle
- You have trouble walking or staying balanced
- You have athlete's foot that isn't responding to over-the-counter treatment
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, don’t hesitate to see a podiatrist. They can diagnose and treat conditions that affect your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Early treatment can often prevent further complications from developing.
Conditions We Treat
At Associated Orthopaedics, we are proud to offer comprehensive care for a wide range of podiatric conditions including:
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe. This can happen as a result of an injury, ill-fitting shoes, or simply due to the shape of the nail. Ingrown toenails can be painful and may even lead to infection if not treated properly.
While anyone can get an ingrown toenail, there are certain factors that can increase your risk. These include having diabetic neuropathy, a family history of ingrown toenails, and thick or curved nails. If you suspect that you have an ingrown toenail, it is important to seek medical attention.
Hammertoe is a condition that primarily affects the middle joint of the second, third, or fourth toe. The affected joint tends to become stiff and protrude upward, causing the toe to take on a bent, "hammer-like" shape. This can result in pain and difficulty walking, as well as calluses or corns on the top of the toe where it rubs against shoes.
In severe cases, hammertoe may require surgery to correct. However, there are also several nonsurgical treatment options that can often provide relief. These include wearing properly fitting shoes, using padded insoles or arch supports, and doing toe exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles.
Whether you are dealing with bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, or anything in between, our team of experienced specialists is here to help. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your individual needs.
Visit Our Podiatrist in Kingsport, TN
Contact our specialists at Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, today at (423) 245-3161. For your convenience you can also schedule an appointment online.