Foot Problems Specialist

South Alamo Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in San Antonio, TX, Beeville, TX, Carrizo Springs, TX, Pearsall, TX, & Pleasanton, TX

It’s estimated that 75% of Americans experience foot problems at least once during their lifetime. At South Alamo Foot & Ankle, Kris Ford, DPM, Jonathan Lorenzana, DPM, and the team diagnose and treat various foot problems in people of all ages. To receive comprehensive podiatry care, make an appointment by calling the office in San Antonio, Texas, or book online today.

Foot Problems Q&A

What are foot problems?

Foot problems are diseases, disorders, or injuries that affect your feet. Each of your feet has 26 bones, dozens of joints, and hundreds of tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Though they’re incredibly tough, your feet are also susceptible to general wear and tear and certain medical conditions. 

If you regularly experience foot pain that doesn’t respond to treatments like ice, rest, or over-the-counter medication, it’s important to contact the team at South Alamo Foot & Ankle.

What are some common foot problems?

At South Alamo Foot & Ankle, the team treats various foot problems, including:

Bunions

A bunion develops when the joint at the base of your big toe moves out of position and bulges outward. Anyone can experience a bunion, but they’re especially common in women and people who wear shoes that press their toes together.

Foot fungus

Foot fungus, or athlete’s foot, causes your skin to turn red, itchy, and peel off. Without early intervention and treatment, foot fungus can spread to other parts of your body.

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are slow-healing wounds that occur due to diabetes or poor circulation. The team at South Alamo Foot & Ankle offers comprehensive care for foot ulcers, including wound debridement and other advanced treatments, such as alginate dressings.

Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled bump that forms on your foot or ankle. Often, they occur due to overuse, repetitive stress, injury, or trauma.

Hammertoes

A hammertoe causes one or more of your middle toes to stay bent in a curved position. It occurs when there’s an imbalance between the ligaments and muscles that hold your toes straight. 

Ingrown toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when your nail grows into the skin around your nail bed, instead of out and away from your toe. Ingrown toenails usually aren’t serious, but if you have diabetes or another circulatory condition, they may increase your risk of infection or gangrene.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that causes chronic heel pain. Anyone can experience plantar fasciitis, but it’s especially common in middle-aged athletes and people who are overweight.

How are foot problems treated?

At South Alamo Foot & Ankle, the team uses conservative measures to treat foot problems whenever possible. After making a diagnosis, they might recommend:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Ice
  • Rest and elevation
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Physical therapy
  • Wearing more comfortable shoes
  • Wearing heel pads or inserts

If lifestyle changes aren’t enough to relieve your symptoms, the team might recommend surgery. At South Alamo Foot & Ankle, the team specializes in cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures that reduce the risk of complications and provide stunning results. 

To receive treatment for foot problems, partner with the team at South Alamo Foot & Ankle. Schedule an appointment by clicking the online booking feature or calling the office today.