Everyone experiences occasional aching feet, which is understandable when you think about the many roles the human feet play each and every day. From supporting the weight of our body to enabling all kinds of mobility, your feet do a lot for you, even if you spend relatively little time contemplating their health.
It may be difficult to think of little else when a foot problem arises, and finding relief becomes critical. Partnering with an experienced podiatrist like Dr. Cerniglia is a great way to achieve and sustain optimal foot health.
Some common foot problems include:
As you can see, foot problems can range in severity, and some conditions require more in-depth treatment than others. Regardless of the kind of foot problem you’re experiencing, treatment can help relieve pain, prevent worsening damage, and get you back in the swing of your normal daily routines.
Treatment options depend on the nature of your foot issues and your overall health and wellness. Some problems like warts or athlete’s foot can be cleared up relatively easily. Others require more complex treatment planning.
In the event of a foot fracture, Dr. Cerniglia may recommend braces, splints, or casts that support the area while your body heals. Reconstruction surgery is also an option and often uses plates, screws, or other components to stabilize the bones in your foot.
Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy and shockwave therapy are great options for reducing pain and inflammation while also promoting your body’s innate healing abilities. These painless treatments can help many different foot and ankle conditions.
Custom orthotics are devices worn inside your shoes that change the distribution of weight across your foot. They are a noninvasive approach that can yield outstanding results for many common foot issues.
Joint injections can help lessen inflammation and relieve pain. In some cases, surgical techniques are the best way to treat foot problems and are an area of specialty for Dr. Cerniglia. State-of-the-art treatments and durable medical equipment are available.
When you’re ready to explore your options for treating or managing foot problems, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a visit.