Doctors who specialize in podiatry treat the full scope of problems that develop in your feet and ankles. In addition to medical care, podiatrists are highly trained surgeons. The team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, has extensive experience in all aspects of podiatry and offers comprehensive care that alleviates your pain, repairs injuries, and restores function. If you need podiatric care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Your feet are uniquely designed to stabilize your body, absorb shock, and propel you forward every time you take a step. From normal daily movement to high-impact activities, your feet bear significant stress.
Any time you develop foot pain, it’s a sign that you should get medical care. Most foot problems don’t heal on their own. And when you continue to stay active despite early symptoms, a small problem can quickly turn into a debilitating condition.
Symptoms that signal it’s time to see a podiatrist include:
The common symptoms of a sprain or fracture include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to place weight on the affected foot.
The podiatrists at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands treat the full range of problems affecting your feet and ankles. These are only a few examples of the conditions they frequently treat:
The longer these conditions go untreated, the more likely they are to need surgery. For example, hammertoe is easily treated with conservation options such as splinting and physical therapy when it’s diagnosed at an early stage. But if the condition goes untreated, the toe becomes rigid. At that stage, surgery is the only treatment option.
Treatment for most foot problems starts with nonsurgical therapies such as modifying your activities, physical therapy, and customized orthotics. You may also receive cortisone injections to fight inflammation and help relieve the pain.
If you have a complex fracture or a torn ligament, you may need immediate surgery to repair the damage and support healing. Otherwise, the severity of your foot problem determines if surgery is required.
The podiatric surgeons at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands perform surgical procedures such as:
If you develop foot pain, call Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands or schedule an appointment online.