Podiatrists in Naples, FL
If you think about it, podiatry is a field of medicine concerned with restoring your quality of life.
Problems with your feet not only cause pain and discomfort but can affect your mobility. Indeed, it can threaten your very independence, often causing patients to give up competitive sports or other activities due to the symptoms they suffer.
But when you seek treatment from our highly skilled and experienced podiatrist at the Joint Replacement Institute, it can alleviate your foot or ankle pain, improve your mobility, and improve your quality of life by returning you to the golf course, tennis court, or other activities that help to make your life fulfilling.
Common Foot & Ankles Issues
When you visit your podiatrist, she will conduct a physical examination, carefully attending to your feet, ankles, and toes. You’ll want to provide a comprehensive description of your symptoms and medical history. In some cases, she may order additional tests to confirm a diagnosis or rule out other causes of your problems.
So how do you know if you should see a podiatrist? Here are some of the most common foot and ankle issues treated by a podiatrist:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle sprain and instability
- Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections
- Corns and calluses
- Foot deformities:
- Diabetic foot
- Flat foot
- Fractures and dislocations:
- Gait disorders
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Morton’s neuroma
- Nerve compression
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Repetitive stress disorders:
- Plantar warts
- Sports injuries
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS)
- Toenail fungus
- Turf toe
Many foot and ankle injuries and disorders can be treated through conservative, nonsurgical methods, including rest, ice, medications, physical therapy, and orthotics.
When these methods fail to alleviate your symptoms, surgery may be recommended. For example, surgery may be necessary to repair an ankle fracture or torn Achilles tendon, relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis, realign the bone of the big toe if your bunion is severe enough, or remove bone spurs.
The podiatric care you receive at the Joint Replacement Institute will center around your personal mobility goals as well as the current impact of your injury on everyday tasks. We recognize that every patient is different, so we partner with you to identify the best, most appropriate treatment to suit your needs.
Many foot or ankle conditions are the result of improper or ill-fitting footwear. Oftentimes, the key to treating or preventing these problems is orthotics. Orthotics are devices specially designed to support and protect your feet.
Off-the-shelf and custom-made orthotics such as shoe inserts (arch support, insole cushioning, heel pads), braces, or night splints may be used to treat many different ailments affecting your feet, including:
- Ankle instability
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Podiatrist Dr. Weaver sees patients of all ages as well as professional or recreational athletes with all manner of foot or ankle issues. She offers noninvasive as well as surgical treatment options, depending on your needs. A big proponent of patient education, Dr. Weaver spends time with her patients providing guidance on their condition or treatment, as well as how to avoid future injury or re-injury.
Suffering From Foot or Ankle Pain? Contact Our Podiatrist Today!
Call the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, at (239) 261-2663 to make your appointment with Dr. Weaver. You can also request an appointment with her now.