Posts for: December, 2010
Heel Pain in Young Child Athletes
As your children's athletics begin to move inside, the increased pounding of the harder surfaces can bring on a common problem of heel pain in both female and male athletes. The pain is most commonly a result of the achilles tendon pulling on the growth plate in the back of the heel. The pain can affect the performance of the young athlete and even cause them to miss some activity. Our foot and ankle doctors / podiatrists in Indianapolois, Carmel, Indiana, and Greenwood, Indiana are specialized in the treatment of young athletes. The treatment for this common condition is conservatively managed and often involves the use of some specialized stretching and supportive orthotics or inserts to alleviate the stress on the growth plates and heels. X-Ray evaluation rules out any other deformities.
Our foot doctor treats all running and athletic related foot and ankle pain of all ages and is a current runner and former collegiate athlete himself. Call our podiatrist in Indianapolis, Carmel, Indiana, or Greenwood, Indiana for a quick resolution to your problems.
We are also treating toenail fungus with a laser in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Greenwood, Indiana with high success rates. Call for a same day consultation.
Advancements in Bunion and Heel Pain/Spur Surgery
Although every effort is made to treat every condition in a conservative way, there are situations in bunion and heel pain/spur conditions that may lead to surgical treatment. In the past, these surgical procedures involved extensive healing time, large incisions, and often non-weightbearing with crutches.
New surgical techniques perfomed by our foot doctor/podiatrist in Indianapolis, Carmel, Indiana, and Greenwood, Indiana often involve minimal incision surgical techniques with immediate weight-bearing after the procedure. The less invasive surgeries allow our patients to be healed sometimes in half the time of older techniques and are able to return to regular shoes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks.
Visit any of our convenient locations for our podiatrists in Indianapolis, Carmel, Indiana, and Greenwood, Indiana. We are also treating nail fungus with a laser that provides high success rate with no internal risk from many anti-fungal medications. Call the foot doctor/podiatrist in the location that is best for you in Indianapolis, Carmel, Indiana, Greenwood, Indiana.
Heel and Arch Pain
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Greenwod Indiana Podiatrist
Indianapolis Indiana Podiatrist
If heel and arch pain is beginning to occupy your daily routine, then you could be experiencing the pain of a very common condition know as plantar fasciitis. The condition is common in athletes and runners, but can be present in anyone on their feet for extended periods or can occur regardless of activity level. The pain is usually most intense when rising after periods of rest, but can be present all day. The condition is treated successfully conservatively in most all cases and can be resolved quickly. Arch pain can also be a result of some common conditions such as flat feet or a flat foot deformity that is often treated conservatively as well with some type of arch support or orthotic. Orthtotics are often covered by insurance and can be an integral part of treatment.
Contact our office for a consultation and don't settle for foot pain. Other services common in the winter months involve a very successful treatment of fungal toenails or nail fungus with the use of a laser. Laser treatment of toenail fungus is common in the winter so as to have clear nails by the spring. We have convenient locations for all of your podiatry and foot and ankle conditions in Carmel, Indiana, Greenwood, Indiana, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our podiatrists have many years of experience and are board certified in their field.