The legs and feet endure more pressure and strain than nearly any other structure in the human body. At Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic in Oceanside, California, a team of podiatric specialists works with you to prevent, diagnose, and treat foot and ankle conditions, including diabetic foot problems, plantar fasciitis, and ingrown toenails. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Podiatry is a medical specialty that addresses foot and ankle conditions. Podiatric care focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions that affect your lower extremities. Some individuals are more vulnerable to foot and ankle problems than others. Individuals with diabetes and older adults are at an especially high risk of developing podiatric concerns.
Podiatric care can address an array of chronic conditions, such as:
Individuals with diabetes are vulnerable to nerve damage and poor circulation, which increases their risk of foot ulcers. These slow-healing wounds are open sores that can lead to infection. Without treatment, diabetic foot ulcers may require compression therapy, offloading, or even amputation.
Plantar fasciitis causes inflammation in the fibrous band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes. It’s the most common cause of heel pain.
A bunion is a bony lump that typically develops on the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. As the bunion grows, it pushes the big toe toward the other four toes, causing pain and mobility issues.
Hammertoe is a chronic condition that causes the toe to bend at the middle joint. Caused by an imbalance between the tendons, ligaments, and muscles that support the toe, hammertoe typically develops in the second or third toes.
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain and redness.
Nail fungus is an infection that can cause brittle, discolored, crumbled nails. The infection typically begins as a small white or yellow dot that continues to grow.
Corns and calluses are hardened areas of skin that develop from friction. While most corns and calluses are not dangerous, they can cause infection in those with diabetes.
After a careful evaluation, the Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic team can create an individualized treatment plan that may include:
With house calls and mobile services, the Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic team can care for various podiatric conditions to maintain mobility and prevent complications.
Call Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about podiatric care.