Almost everyone will suffer from a foot problem at some time in
his or her life. Your foot is a complex instrument and is
composed of 26 bones, 19 muscles, 33 joints and more than 100
Foot care is essential to overall health, particularly for senior
citizens and diabetics.
Seniors with foot problems may become sedentary or become fearful
of walking or falling. Diabetics can lose feeling in their feet
and not notice blisters or sores; these can become more severe
over time, leading to infection or even amputation.
Preventive care is vital, and podiatrists can treat minor
ailments before they get worse. The most common ailments include:
- Ankle pain
- Diabetic foot care
- Fasciitis (swelling or tenderness of the soles of the foot)
- Failed past surgeries
- Flatfoot deformities
- Heel pain/spurs
- Ingrown and fungal toenails
- Neuropathy or tingling in the foot
- Pain from past trauma
- Plantar warts
- Sports injuries
- Wounds or infections
Although podiatrists are highly experienced in noninvasive and
minimally invasive procedures and traditional surgical
techniques, they strive to begin treatment with conservative
measures. This approach can help you avoid the risks and recovery
needs of surgery.
Accessible Podiatric Care
Podiatric care combines the one-on-one,
personalized treatment patients have come to expect from
traditional podiatrists in their communities with the
comprehensive health care available at Texas Health Harris
Methodist Hospital Azle.
We can usually schedule appointments within one week, depending
on the location. Our team of health care providers and physicians
on the medical staff also treats patients with emergent
foot-and-ankle problems related to diabetes and other metabolic
conditions as well as foot trauma.
If you suffer from a foot or ankle problem, or wish to have more
information, please contact us at 1-877-THR-WELL