Our full-service podiatry practice provides complete care for your feet, ankles, skin, and toenails. From sports injuries to bunions to diabetic wounds and beyond, we offer the latest, most effective conservative to advanced non-surgical and surgical options to help you get back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.
The term “neuroma” means a “tumor of a nerve”. It is an abnormal growth of cells within a nerve, and the majority of them are benign, but a few rare tumors are cancerous. These true neuroma’s generally occur in the larger nerve trunks of the ankle and lower leg, and in other parts of the human body. They can occur in the smaller nerves of the foot, but this is very uncommon.
During gait, the arch of the foot naturally depresses to help absorb shock. One of the ways that the arch tries to elevate again is accomplished is by the gripping of the toes. They help to stabilize the metatarsal heads, pull the heel bone further forward to shorten the arch and elevate the heel. During the process of gait, if an abnormal amount of force is misdirected, (the arch being too low or the foot being too unstable) the toes must over grip and increase their actions. Often times this leads to a muscular imbalance causing deformity to the toes.
Laser therapy for toenail fungus is a great treatment option. Laser therapy is safe, painless and effective at treating stubborn toenail fungus. The laser is able to penetrate the toenail farther so it can reach the problem at it's source...below the nail bed. Traditional nail fungus treatment can be messy, tedious, even harmful to your body. This solution does not have any side effects!
Children's foot care is of paramount importance as it plays a significant role in their overall health and development. Healthy feet are crucial for proper growth, balance, and mobility. By prioritizing foot care in children, parents can prevent a wide range of foot problems and ensure their children lead active and comfortable lives.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis—a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is best trained to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
People with diabetes are prone to many diabetic foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect an injury or irritation. Poor circulation in your feet reduces your ability to heal, making it hard for even a tiny cut to resist infection.
Achilles tendonitis is a panful condition. The Achilles tendon-the longest tendon in the body-runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tendon can become irritated and inflammed by overuse or sudden trauma. Our Albuquerque podiatrists treat Achilles tendonitits.
Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common-partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch.
Bunions can be painful and frustrating. They can make everyday activities painful and difficult. Wearing shoes, running and other day-to-day activities can become more dificult. Our Albuquerque podiatrists have bunion treatments.
Stubborn podiatric pain can threaten your quality of life. When your feet hurt, really hurt, the pain can take up so much space in your mind that it leaves little room for anything else. Before you know it, discomfort dictates your entire experience and you can find yourself parking as close as possible to every entrance, skipping your daily walk, or canceling plans with friends—all because of the pain.
After a podiatric injury, prompt, professional treatment can make all the difference, from preventing minor injuries from becoming more serious to enabling you to return to activity sooner. Fortunately, you've come to just the right place for help.
Embarrassing conditions that can appear in the skin and nails on your feet include ingrown toenails, athlete's foot, and plantar warts. It is time to contact one of our Albuquerque, New Mexico locations if you are uncomfortable showing your foot in public or if unpleasant symptoms prevent you from doing the things you enjoy.