Foot

Oakland Regional Hospital Podiatric Physicians that can improve your lifestyle:
 

Our Board Certified foot and ankle specialists provide advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques for the treatment of all facets of podiatric disorders. Our state-of-the-art facility and experienced staff are dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary approach to service all your podiatric medical needs.

Common Foot Conditions and Treatments:

Bunions
If there is too much pressure on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe, the big toe is forced towards the other toes. A hard, bony lump forms on the joint, causing pain, inflammation and swelling.

Fractures
Stress fractures or trauma fractures can cause displacement of the bones in the foot. This can result in pain, swelling and poor foot function.

Fungal Nails
Nail Fungus is a fungal infection in your nail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges — an unsightly and potentially painful problem.

Hallux rigidus 
Osteoarthritis can cause the big toe to become stiffened, swollen and painful, making walking difficult.

Neuromas
A nerve in the ball of the foot gets pinched between a ligament and a bone. It occurs as a result of wearing too-tight shoes, an injury to the foot or a flat foot. It can cause pain in the ball of the foot and the toes.

Warts
Warts are a result of the most common viral infection of the skin. The virus that causes warts infects only the superficial layer of skin, producing a thickened callus-like growth that, if located in an areas subjected to pressure, can become quite tender.
 
Other Conditions:
 
Diabetic Care 
Loss of circulation is common for those with diabetes.  To avoid serious complications, feet should be checked daily for wounds and redness.  Your podiatrist can create individualized foot care regimens to help you minimize any problems.
 
Imbalance and Orthotics
Personalized orthotics can provide comfort to Individuals with foot pain or discomfort due to imbalance, such as flat feet, excessive pronation, bow legs, knock knees, pigeon-toes, "duck feet" or high-arched feet.  Those with arch pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, shin splints, calluses, corns, bunions, or hammer, cramping, aching or tired legs, may also see improvement. The support that is provided helps control excessive pronation and helps with mid-foot, heel, ankle, knee, hip, and lower back pain. If you have a neuroma, geriatric, or diabetic foot problem, orthotics can provide you with needed protection and comfort.