Conditions Info

A young lady with a sprained ankle.

Be aware of these conditions so that you’re better informed and able to recognize and explain to us about your symptoms in the event you become afflicted.

CONDITIONS INFO


Patient education is a priority for Corrective Step Foot Health Center. Below you have the opportunity to learn more about a common foot condition that could be affecting you. Or simply perform the search below.

BASIC FOOT CARE

At Corrective Step Foot Health Center, we believe with regular tender loving care you can help your feet be the best feet they can be! But we also know certain underlying conditions will greatly determine how often you may need to be seen by a trained podiatrist. Please contact us for an appointment today.

Don't ignore foot pain

It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.

Inspect your feet regularly

Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate Athlete’s Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.

Wash your feet regularly

Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

  • Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.
  • Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  • Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).
  • Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  • Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.
  • Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
  • If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.

Warm up prior to
any sports activity

How to Prevent Injuries
in Your Feet and Ankles.

  • Warm up prior to any sports activity
  • Condition your muscles for the sport
  • Choose athletic shoes specifically for your foot type
  • Replace shoes when the tread wears out or the heels wear down
  • Avoid running or stepping on uneven surfaces
  • Prevent recurrent injuries
  • Listen to your body

Warm up prior to
any sports activity

How to Prevent Injuries
in Your Feet and Ankles.

Elderly warming up
  • Warm up prior to any sports activity
  • Condition your muscles for the sport
  • Choose athletic shoes specifically for your foot type
  • Replace shoes when the tread wears out or the heels wear down
  • Avoid running or stepping on uneven surfaces
  • Prevent recurrent injuries
  • Listen to your body

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo Da Vinci

We Would Love to Hear from You

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo Da Vinci

We Would Love to Hear from You

If you have any questions or suggestions for how we can serve you better, please drop us  a line and we’ll be sure to get in touch.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

We have been closely following the news as we assume you have been too. We want to do our part to help keep our community safe during COVID-19, while continuing to provide care for patients in need.

With that said, our clinics remain open at this time. However, we will be operating on a limited daily schedule. 

Appointments will be for emergent and urgent visits only; requiring physician examinations. If you are unclear as to whether or not your condition qualifies, we will have a staff-member available to determine if you need to be seen. TeleHealth is available for certain conditions, including New Patients.  Please call our office to inquire.

If you have an upcoming Appointment, for the safety of our patients and staff, please adhere to the following guidelines:

IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT VIA TELEPHONE FROM HOME:

·      A fever within the last 24 hours

·      Cough

·      Contact with individuals showing symptoms of illness including a fever and cough within the last 24 hours

Again, our goal is to limit exposure and help prevent the spread of contagious illnesses.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office