Foot and Ankle Care
Regina Family Foot Clinic offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services. From routine checkups to treatments from surgery, Regina Family Foot Clinic is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Heel Pain and Ankle Care
If you’re suffering from inflammation, pain, stiffness, excessive warmth or injuries from arthritis in your feet and/or ankles, we are here to treat your condition. We provide services to alleviate your pain. These include exercises, physical therapy, medications, and orthopedic shoes.
Diabetic Foot Care
People who have long-standing or poorly controlled diabetes are also at risk for having damage to the nerves in their feet, which is known in the medical community as peripheral neuropathy. If you have nerve damage, you may not be able to feel your feet normally and you may also be unable to sense the position of your feet and toes while walking and balancing, which can cause even more harm to your feet.
Diabetes can be extremely dangerous to your feet, so take precautions now. You can avoid serious problems such as losing a toe, foot, or leg by following proper prevention techniques offered by your podiatrist. Remember, prevention is the key to saving your feet and eliminating pain. Neurovascular foot assessments are performed with Doppler ultrasound and DND peripheral neuropathy screening units.
Geriatric Foot Care
As seniors, it is important to practice responsible foot care in order to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. You should practice proper hygiene, make sure your feet stay clean and dry, inspect your feet daily, trim toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails, and wear appropriate shoes to support your feet.
It is important as you grow older, you don’t put off foot pain to just ‘getting old’. Luckily, many foot problems can be treated successfully through treatment at Regina Family Foot Clinic.
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
The FDA has approved some lasers for toenail fungus treatment. A laser procedure is increasingly popular for patients continually battling toenail fungus. How does this laser technology work? The laser’s beam runs over the entire affected nail, allowing the pigment in the fungi to absorb the laser light and create heat. The heat is produced so it can kill the organisms causing the toenail infection.
Studies have shown that laser treatment has no negative side effects, compared to traditional oral antifungals. The beam doesn’t harm the soft, healthy tissue around and underneath the nail bed—it only targets the infected area.
For patients, laser treatment produces little or no discomfort, which means the procedure doesn’t call for a local anesthetic. The main reason for laser treatment is to stimulate healthy nail growth. Because of the natural environment, patients are still vulnerable to fungi. It’s important to take extra care of feet by keeping them clean and dry.
In addition to the services listed above, we offer services for the following conditions:
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Athletes Foot
- Flat Feet
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Custom made orthotic prescription
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
- Therapeutic shoe prescriptions
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