At NeuroSpine Surgical Consultants, our board certified podiatrists aim to help patients living with complex foot and ankle problems. Podiatrists, or foot and ankle surgeons, rely on a wide range of tools and resources to treat various problems and disorders of the feet and ankles. Foot dysfunction is often a contributing factor to back pain, especially in the lower region. When foot or ankle stability is present, it can result in issues around the spine and eventually lead to increased stress on the components of the spine, such as:
With the help of a knowledgeable podiatrist, you will be able to learn more about the specific conditions you are living with and work with us to find solutions ideal for you. Dysfunctional foot mechanics can vary, and while many people are able to live with minor issues pain-free, for others this is not the case.
What Is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is someone who is trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. This may include soft tissue pain like tendon or muscles injuries, joint pain and swelling, or even bone pain. Our Dallas-Fort Worth podiatrists have undergone extensive training in this highly specialized field and are prepared to help you better understand your condition and move forward with a treatment plan that is right for you. The first step when you come into NeuroSpine for an appointment with one of our podiatrists is to identify and understand the mechanism of injury a patient is dealing with. At this point we will have the knowledge to formulate a treatment plan that will get you back on your feet (literally) – pain-free.
It is no secret that the foot is an important part of our day to day functionality. We are extremely hard on our feet, which is why it should come as no surprise that many people experience foot pain or discomfort at some point in their lives. The feet and ankles must be able to carry the weight of the body, help us move from one point to another without falling over, and remain flexible enough to adapt to any changes in surface environment. When this part of the body has been compromised or is dealing with an injury, it can wreak havoc on your daily life.
Common Foot Conditions
Some of the most common foot conditions that we treat here at NeuroSpine include:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Arch collapse
- Peroneal tendinopathy
- Outer ankle ligament disruption
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bruised heel syndrome
- Ankle joint injury
- Midfoot degeneration and pain
- Stress fractures
- Stress injuries
- Mortons neuromas
- Ridgid big toes
- Toe deformities
- Pain in the ball of the foot
If you are suffering from any of the above or would like to learn more about our Dallas podiatry services, please do not hesitate to ask. Symptoms of foot and ankle disorders range, but often are painful and can impact a patient’s quality of life. We are here to help you understand your condition and find the right treatment option for your specific needs.