Your Feet Don’t Have to Hurt!
Foot & Ankle Clinic of Spokane, Inc. puts emphasis on conservative foot care in order for our podiatrist and patient to work together to greatly eliminate pain in the shortest amount of time possible. We evaluate every patient’s needs and determine the best possible treatment options, starting with the least invasive, and moving forward to more aggressive remedies (only when all other options have been exhausted). Our office maintains cutting edge digital technology and equipment to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care. Treatment at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Spokane, Inc. covers a wide variety of conditions, specializing in ankle sprains, bunions, diabetic foot and ankle care, heel pain, sports injuries, with a focus on caring for children’s feet. Here is the list of our services:
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.