It isn’t a good idea to patiently endure foot or ankle pain with gritted teeth. Since we are often on our feet, foot and ankle pain is not likely to get better without some kind of treatment or medical intervention. At Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates, our podiatrists have numerous resources at hand to properly evaluate, diagnose, and treat your foot and ankle issues so that you can get back on your feet again as soon as possible.
When should I see a podiatrist?
If you are experiencing any prolonged foot or ankle pain, you should see a podiatrist, even if you think the condition or injury is mild. Prolonged foot or ankle pain is never normal, and escalated foot pain can severely reduce your functional mobility. Symptoms that warrant a visit to the podiatrist include ingrown or discolored nails, rashes or discoloration on your skin, strong foot odor, swelling or redness, lumps, as well as more serious conditions such as arthritis or diabetes.
What should I expect when I visit a podiatrist at Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates?
Upon your arrival at Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates for an initial podiatry appointment, one of our friendly receptionists will assist you with the check-in process before asking you to wait for the podiatrist. When the podiatrist is ready to see you, they will take you to a private room and will discuss your medical history, any medications you are currently taking, and will examine and assess your condition or symptoms. The podiatrist will examine your feet, ankles, and legs while you are sitting and also while you are standing. Depending on what they find, they may refer you for diagnostic testing to help them determine an accurate diagnosis so that they can prescribe the proper treatment. Once a treatment regimen has been established by both you and the podiatrist, the treatment process will begin. This will vary according what your condition is and the severity of your condition. You may require multiple treatment sessions with significant recovery time if your condition is severe enough or you might only need a single session before getting back to normal.
What conditions do your podiatrists treat?
Our podiatrists at Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates are able to treat a wide range of mild to severe foot and ankle issues, including:
- Common issues such as ingrown of fungal toenails, warts, bunions, calluses, ankle sprains, and hammer toe.
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma (Intermetatarsal neuroma)
To treat these conditions, we have a variety of resources at hand! These include ArthrosurfaceHemiCAP® resurfacing system for arthritis; multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy for arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and other injuries; orthotics for flat feet, diabetes, and other foot and ankle issues; radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and stress fractures; and prolotherapy for joint issues. We also provide sports therapy to help you recover from foot and ankle injuries so that you can return to physical activity as quickly as possible.
If you are suffering from foot and ankle pain and live in the Laguna Hills area, our podiatrists at Aloha Foot & Ankle would be more than happy to help relieve your pain! You can book an appointment with us on our website or you can reach us by phone. Aloha Foot & Ankle is located at 26732 Crown Valley Pkwy # 317 in Mission Viejo, California and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and also on Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
We are looking forward to helping you overcome your foot and ankle issues!