Don’t let your foot and ankle problems interfere with your favorite Fall and Winter activities.

Services & Specialties

Podiatry

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.

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Podiatry

Foot and ankle conditions we treat medically include:

  • Achilles tendon
  • Ankle instability
  • Arch pain
  • Arthritis
  • Athletes foot
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Clubfoot
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetic foot complications
  • Foot sprains and fractures
  • Geriatric foot care
  • Hammer toe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Nerve tumors
  • Neuromas
  • Pediatric foot problems
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Toenail fungus
  • Warts
  • Wound care
Non-Invasive Foot and Ankle Care

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.

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Non-Invasive Foot and Ankle Care

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:

  • Casting: for fractures, deformities, clubfoot
  • Compression: for strains and sprains
  • Steroid injections: for arthritis, neuroma and plantar fasciitis
  • Diagnostic ultrasound: to diagnose fractures or abnormalities
  • Foot exercises: for arthritis, bunions, arch and heel pain, sprains and strains
  • Medication: for athletes foot, diabetic ulcers, fungus, limb salvaging, warts and wounds
  • Moleskin padding: for corns, calluses, bunions and neuromas
  • Orthotics: for flat feet, hammer toe, pronation and other foot conditions
  • Supportive footwear: for arthritis, bunions, geriatric foot care, hammer toe
  • Splints to wear while you sleep: for hammer toe and plantar fasciitis

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.

 

Diabetes Foot and Ankle Care

If you have diabetes, you may be at risk of developing nerve damage in your feet (known as peripheral neuropathy).

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Diabetes Foot and Ankle Care

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.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

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.

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Common surgical procedures we perform:

  • Achilles tendon repair: to rejoin torn ends of the tendon
  • Arthritic joint replacement or fusion: to repair an arthritic toe joint
  • Bone spur excision: to remove a benign bony growth
  • Bunionectomy: to remove the bunion and realign the toe
  • Complete corrective surgery: for deformities
  • Diabetic limb salvage: to save a foot or leg by removing all infected and dead tissue
  • Hammer toe correction
  • Fracture repair: to realign fractured bones, which may include using fixations such as wires, plates, pins, rods or screws
  • Ligament repair: to repair ankle instability due to multiple sprains
  • Neuroma excision: to remove a swollen nerve
  • Overuse tendon repair: to repair damaged or divided tendons
  • Plantar fasciotomy: to release the fascia in cases of extreme plantar fasciitis
  • Soft tissue tumor excision: to remove a piece of abnormal tissue from the foot
  • Toenail removal: to remove partial or complete nail for those suffering from chronic infected ingrown toenails
Orthotics

Sometimes a simple custom orthotic can relieve your foot, ankle, or heel pain or accommodate a deformity.

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Orthotics

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.

Conditions relieved by orthotics:

  • Arthritis
  • Calluses
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis
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Trusted Physician Association Member

We are a proud member of the the AllCare Independent Physician Association. Along with more than 70 independent physicians in Josephine and Jackson counties, we’re working together to provide quality, cost-effective healthcare for our communities.
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