Family Friendly Podiatry Services in Bridgeport, WV and Weston, WV

Foot, heel, and ankle pain can be the result of many underlying conditions or problems. Persistent foot, heel, or ankle pain should not be ignored. Many conditions left undiagnosed or untreated may lead to permanent damage or disability. Dr. David A. Anderson DPM has the experience and knowledge to diagnose and treat your foot and ankle problems. It is our goal to provide professional podiatric services to increase your mobility, and get you back on your feet. If you have questions or would like more information about the services we provide our friendly experienced staff is available to assist you. Give our office a call today.

Family Foot Care & Podiatry Services in Bridgeport & Weston, WV

Exceptional Podiatry Treatment Options for Common Foot Care Problems

Gout – Often called gouty arthritis is a condition caused by high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. High levels of uric acid can cause crystals to form in joints causing joint pain, redness, and swelling. It is usually controlled with medication and limiting consumption of foods high in purine. If you suffer from Gout, contact us to request an appointment to see how we can help alleviate your discomfort and control your symptoms.

Tendonitis – Also called Tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon. Tendons connect muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the calf muscles. The Achilles tendon, as well as other tendons located in the foot can become inflamed from repetitive use, injury, or from many disease conditions. A common symptom for tendonitis is pain in the heel or ankle. Some people may have swelling and calf tightness. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to avoid complications. If you are having symptoms of tendonitis contact our office and request an appointment with our experienced staff.

Planar Faciitis – An inflammation of the ligament tissue that connects your heel to your toes. Common symptoms are stabbing type pain in the heel and pain across the bottom of the foot. This pain may be more noticeable in the morning when you take your first steps. Don’t ignore the pain. Contact our office today and request an appointment to get back on your feet.

Ingrown Toenail – A condition when the nail grows into the skin. Common causes are curved nails, ill fitting shoes, or improper nail trimming. Infection is a common concern with ingrown nails especially with our diabetic patients. Unprofessional advice may make your condition worse. We can treat your ingrown toenail and teach you proper techniques with nail trimming to decrease the frequency of this painful problem. Contact us today and request an appointment with our professional staff.

Calluses and Corns – A condition where hard skin builds up on areas of the foot exposed to pressure and friction. These pressure areas may cause pain with standing, walking, or wearing shoes. Calluses and Corns are commonly caused by ill-fitting footwear. We are experienced to safely remove your calluses and can provide you with the proper orthotics or footwear to get you back on your feet. Contact us and request an appointment to see how our custom orthotics and specialized services can help you.

Athlete’s Foot – A contagious fungal infection causing a red scaly rash with burning type pain and itching discomfort. Athlete’s foot is usually treated with applications of antifungal creams or lotions. In some cases a prescribed oral antifungal medication is needed. We can provide what you need to stop the burning itch. Call us today.

Hammertoe – A deformity occurring in the toes. It can be a genetic deformity, but is usually caused by the toe being pressured into a bent position over a period of time. Wearing tight narrow shoes predisposes you to this condition. The bent toe may become inflexible over time and require surgical repair. Contact us today and request an appointment with our experienced friendly staff.

Bone and Heel Spurs – A heel spur is a condition where calcium deposits cause an abnormal bony growth on the heel bone. Bone and heel spurs can be painful and cause difficulty with walking or standing. Our in-office x-ray capabilities allow us to diagnose this condition quickly and begin prompt treatment to get you back on your feet.

Bunion and Bunionettes – A condition where a bony bump develops near the base of the big toe called a Bunion. Or a bony bump develops near the outer aspect of the little toe called a Bunionette. This bony protuberance causes deformity of the affected toe. Bunions are a common problem with Arthritis. Our custom orthotics can be used to treat your bunions or we can provide the surgical interventions that you may need. Contact us today and request an appointment with our professional staff.

Neuroma – A growth or enlarged area of nerve tissue. Commonly found between the third and fourth toes. People suffering with neuroma often describe pain sensations such as burning, tingling, or numbness near the affected toes or the ball of the foot. Early diagnosis is important to treat neuroma. We can provide treatment with custom orthotics, cortisone injections, prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, or surgical interventions to get you back on your feet.

Ganglions – A fluid filled cyst or sac that forms over a ligament, joint, or tendon. They may be painless or painful if they form in an area that puts pressure on surrounding nerves. Ganglions may make it difficult to comfortably wear shoes. Treatment may include a needling procedure to remove the fluid in the cyst. We have extensive experience with treatment and surgical removal of ganglion cysts. It is important to be properly diagnosed to rule out other problems. If you have an unexplained lump on your foot contact us and request and appointment with our professional staff.

Sever’s or Calcaneal Apophysitis – A condition that causes heel pain in children or adolescents. Pain is caused by inflammation of the growth plate. This condition usually presents between the ages of 8 and 14. If your child seems to stumble, appears awkward with running, or has frequent falls, a comprehensive exam should be performed to rule out Flatfoot or more serious and possibly disabling conditions. Persistent pain that interferes with walking or activities of play is not normal. Dr. Anderson is experienced with diagnosing and treating pediatric podiatric needs. Contact us today. We have the expertise that can help get your child back on their feet and doing what activities they love most.

Specialized Podiatry Treatment for Foot Injuries in West Virginia

Foot deformities, fractures, sports injuries, and traumatic injuries require specialized treatment. Every deformity or injury needs individualized care that may include rest, support, custom orthotics, or surgical services. Dr. Anderson is a trusted, experienced diagnostician who has been diagnosing and treating these problems for over 20 years. When you love what you do it shows.

Dr. Anderson loves caring for his patients and that is often reflected back to him through our patient’s comments. Many of our patients who have had deformities or injuries say they love Dr. Anderson and all he has done to help them get back on their feet. Contact us today to see how our expertise and individualized care can help you.