Sugar Land Podiatrist - Foot Doctor
Foot and ankle pain are extremely common problems, but they are also highly treatable. Our Sugar Land foot doctor can examine your feet, diagnose, and treat your pain so that you can get back to the healthy, active lifestyle you have always enjoyed. We are committed to providing high-quality care to those with chronic and acute foot conditions, including:
• Ankle pain
• Pain in feet
• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Bone spurs
• Sports-or running-related injuries and stress fractures
• Hammertoes and bunions
• Athlete’s foot
• Toenail fungus and ingrown toenails
• Corns and calluses
Your Feet, Your Body
You may not spend much time thinking about your feet until they begin to hurt. However, your feet are extremely complex structures with more than 30 joints and dozens of tendons, muscles, and ligaments that all work together to move you from one place to another efficiently and comfortably. The nerves and blood vessels in your feet are intricately connected to your spine, heart, and brain. Untreated foot problems may lead to more significant health problems and can even increase your risk of broken bones. Some foot conditions, such as neuropathy, or an open sore, may indicate that more serious health conditions are already present. Our Sugar Land podiatrist can evaluate your foot health and provide you with a treatment plan that will get you back on your feet quickly and comfortably.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a specialist who concentrates on foot and ankle problems. After completing undergraduate medical school, podiatrists continue to graduate school, where they receive their doctorate in podiatric medicine. They must pass state exams, national exams, and seek state licensing before they can practice podiatry. Nearly 18,000 podiatrists practice in the United States today. The demand for podiatrists is increasing as foot disorders become one of the most widespread health problems in the country.
When to See Our Sugar Land Podiatrist
Foot pain is not always a sign of serious foot problems. Rest, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and the right shoes will often relieve your discomfort and get you back on your feet. However, some symptoms can indicate more serious problems, and a visit to our podiatrists can help us identify and treat the problem so that you can get back on the road to healthy feet.
A sore that does not heal should be carefully evaluated by our foot doctors. If you have diabetes, this could be a sign of a serious problem. Other patients can also benefit from early treatment, which can help reduce your risk of developing an infection or other foot problems associated with your sore.
Pain or Swelling
Pain or swelling is just one indication you have suffered an injury. If the pain increases with activity, you may have a stress fracture. Pain that continues even after your legs have been elevated may be a sign of decreased blood flow and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you have foot pain that is severe, interferes with your daily activities, and lasts more than 24 hours, your feet should be examined to determine the source of the problem and provide you with relief.
Burning, Tingling or Numbness
Neuropathy, or damaged nerves, is often the culprit if you have these symptoms. Neuropathy may put you at an increased risk of developing other foot problems, including infection or ulcers.
If you have moles that change over time, growths, lumps, sudden deformities, or a foot that has suddenly flattened, our podiatrists will work to provide you with answers that can help preserve or restore your foot health.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment.