If you ask most people, “What does a podiatrist do?”, the answers will usually be pretty straightforward: “They’re foot doctors.” “They treat problems with the feet and ankles.” These are absolutely correct, of course, but it doesn’t always capture the full scope of what a podiatrist is trained and educated to handle.
The ailments that seem to come to mind most frequently are things like bunions, hammertoes, skin conditions such as athlete’s foot and, of course, stubborn fungal nails. But did you know we specialize in sports injuries such as Achilles tendonitis and tendon ruptures? We also provide expert care for sprains and fractures.
Then there are problems that people don’t seem to realizing they can come in for—or are unwilling to. These matters include plantar fasciitis and other forms of heel pain, as well as flat feet and other problems with gait. Not all conditions require surgery to treat, either. We try to avoid any invasive procedures if conservative methods will provide needed relief instead. Custom-made orthotics, advanced pain treatments, and physical therapy might all be viable options over surgery, depending on the case at hand.
Really, in short: when it comes to any problems with your feet and ankles whatsoever, consider a professional whose mastery is focused solely on understanding the complex structures and workings of these parts of your body. The doctors at California Foot and Ankle Institute are just those experts, and we offer a free consultation to all new patients who are looking to take care of their problems for good. Please call us toll-free at (800) 370-0393 to get started on the path to relief today. You can also reach our office by direct phone at (949) 833-3406.