General Podiatry is the diagnosis or medical, surgical, palliative, and mechanical treatment of ailments of the human foot and leg. Including but not limited to diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains, wound debridement, wound care, ingrown nails and removal, flat foot, gait analysis and diagnosis, treatment and removal of plantar warts, fungal infections, athlete’s feet, fallen arches, toe and joint deformities, prescription orthotics.
Includes ankle fracture repair, major arthrodesis, open reduction internal fixation of ankle and rear foot fractures, tendon transfers and repair.
Includes hammertoe repair, excision of neuromas and bunion surgery.
Diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity wounds and infections. If you are diabetic, or immune compromised, it is very important to address any lower leg wounds as quickly as possible.
Our doctors have been trained in the use of an electrical medical device called NeuroTherm for the treatment of inferior heel pain and neuritis, most commonly associated with plantar fasciitis and Morton’s Neuroma.
In cases where a more agressive reduction of pain needs to be achieved, the NeuroTherm creates interference of the pain signal by using radiofrequency nerve ablation. The use of this device has been shown to have a 92% success rate for complete pain relief following RFNA therapy to alleviate heel pain related to Plantar Fasciitis.
Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that help to support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities, and have been shown to assist many patients to relieve foot, ankle and back pain. For cost information, please see Insurance & Billing.
Trimming of nails, corns and calluses. Special care is taken, and only autoclave heat sterilized equipment are ever used.
Our doctors are especially concerned about patients with Diabetes. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has stressed the importance of being in the care of a Podiatric Doctor if you are diabetic. Dr. Moore discusses the importance of diabetic foot care here: