Treatment for Foot and Ankle Conditions in the Kanawha Valley

Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, LLC, Treats Podiatric Problems

Foot and ankle pain or injury can have a devastating effect on our quality of life. Without the ability to walk pain free many may find themselves isolated and unable to participate in daily activities. Common foot and ankle problems can stem from many different things, including:

If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, injuries, or other conditions in Teays Valley, WV, call Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC, at (304) 727-9200.

Signs That it is Time to See a Foot or Ankle Doctor

If you are an active person, it can be hard to tell whether your foot or ankle pain warrants a trip to the podiatrist. While some pain may be normal after working, exercising, or other physical activity, there are a few signs that indicate it may be more than just a long day of standing, including, but not limited to:
  • Chronic Pain in Feet or Ankles
  • Changes in Nails and Skin
  • Severe Cracking or Peeling
  • Blisters
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Pain, Swelling, Redness, or Tenderness
  • Red Streaks on Skin
  • Discharge or Pus

Commonly Treated Foot and Ankle Disorders

Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC, treats a variety of foot and ankle disorders, including:
Toe(s) bends in a claw-like position due to muscle imbalance.
Misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Growths of bone on the underside, forepart of the heel bone.
Occurs when sides or corners of toenails dig painfully into the skin.

Neuromas:

Enlarged, benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. Tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves, pressure from poorly fitted shoes or abnormal bone structure can lead to neuromas. Treatments include shoe inserts and/or cortisone injections, but may require surgery.

Sesamoiditis:

Inflammation or fracture of the two small bones, called sesamoids, under the first metatarsal bones. Wearing proper shoes or orthotics may help.

Shin Splints:

Pain to either side of the leg bone, caused by muscle or tendon inflammation. It is commonly related to excessive foot pronation or collapsing arch but may be related to a muscle imbalance between opposing muscle groups in the leg. Proper stretching and wearing shoe inserts to support the arch can help prevent shin splints.

Stress Fractures:

Incomplete cracks in bone caused by overuse. Without proper rest, stress fractures may become complete fractures, which require more intensive care.

Contact Kanawha Valley Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC, for more information on our services, or to schedule an appointment with our foot doctors.