Podiatry is the medical subspecialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.
Your foot and ankle work together to allow movement, and pain in your foot or ankle may significantly limit your mobility.
Pain affecting the foot or ankle may be associated with trauma, such as a fracture; disease, such as osteoarthritis; deformities; or stress injuries.
However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis.
If you think you may be suffering from a foot or ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.
- Sudden intense pain
- Numbness in the foot
- Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
- Pain when you're NOT bearing weight
- Inability to perform daily activities without pain
- Pain that persists for more than two weeks
- Swelling or tenderness that persists or worsens after 2 – 3 days
- Limited range of motion or loss of function due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling
A consultation with a podiatrist is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot or ankle condition and a minor foot or ankle injury.
We understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
Why choose Mountain Valley Orthopedics?
We are dedicated to providing you the most experienced, individualized, and compassionate care available. Our podiatrist, Dr. Patrick McDonald, provides both surgical and nonsurgical options for personalized treatment and has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot or ankle injury or condition.