Don’t let your foot and ankle problems interfere with your favorite Fall and Winter activities.
Our goal is to treat your foot and ankle problems with the most conservative and cost-effective care so you can quickly get back to the activities you love.
Many foot and ankle conditions, infections or injuries can be corrected with physical therapy, cross-training, bracing, changing shoes or medication (over-the-counter or prescription) or self care. We’ll provide a diagnosis for your condition and explain all your options for treatment.
Don’t wait to seek help until your foot or ankle problem is serious.
Your feet and ankles are made up of dozens of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments that serve as the foundation for your entire body. Through education and conservative care, we can help you prevent sports injuries, musculoskeletal problems and diabetes-related foot diseases that can keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle.
We recommend that you do not use home remedies without first consulting a podiatrist. Self-diagnosing is often inaccurate and the wrong treatment can prolong or aggravate your problem.
Non-invasive foot and ankle care treatments include:
When our doctors recommend surgery as the best treatment for severe foot conditions, we provide minimally invasive procedures that get you back on your feet as quickly at possible.
If you have diabetes, you may be at risk of developing nerve damage in your feet (known as peripheral neuropathy).
If you have diabetes and develop peripheral neuropathy, you may not be able to feel pain caused by tight shoes or sprains. You also may not feel small scrapes, cuts or blisters that can turn into infections.
It is important that you meet with a podiatrist to learn what you can do to prevent future problems. If you already have nerve damage, we can provide treatment and set up routine checkups to monitor your feet and ankles for infections.
When conservative treatment has failed or you have a severe foot or ankle problem, we may recommend surgery. We always consider your age and activity level before making any recommendations.
Common surgical procedures we perform:
Sometimes a simple custom orthotic can relieve your foot, ankle, or heel pain or accommodate a deformity.
Custom orthotics for problem feet
A custom orthotic is an insert for your shoe that is molded to your foot and made for your specific condition. It provides additional support and cushioning exactly where you need it between your foot and shoe. Some orthotics are rigid in order to control your range of motion and keep your feet in place. Others simply provide extra cushioning where you need it most.
Dr. Simchuk and Dr. Kamery can evaluate your feet, posture, gait and foot condition to determine your need for orthotics. They can then recommend the right type for your specific condition. Your insurance may cover the cost.
If your problem is not severe or you simply can’t afford a custom-made orthotic, we can recommend a more inexpensive over-the-counter, medical-grade insole, arch support or heel liner. We stock high quality, over-the-counter products on-site for your convenience.