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Podiatry at Saint Joseph London

At Saint Joseph London, our podiatry team is committed to providing only the best treatment for issues ranging in severity. Whether you’re seeking immediate, preventative or surgical treatment, our specialists tailor a care plan to your specific condition. We treat each condition with the utmost care, whether it’s athlete's foot or a serious fracture. Your feet will be in good hands with us.

What to Expect at Your Podiatry Appointment

Similar to other medical checkups, you will be asked to provide more information about your medical history and your present health. Your podiatrist will then examine you to determine the nature of your issue. After your ailment has been diagnosed, your physician will prescribe the proper treatment and care.

For patients with chronic, non-healing wounds, the physician will decide if it is necessary to refer further care to one of our Wound Healing Centers, who specialize in healing these types of ailments.

Podiatry Services

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery: This type of treatment involves surgical procedures performed on the foot and ankle to correct various conditions such as fractures, deformities, tendon injuries and joint problems. The specific procedure depends on the patient's condition and may include techniques like arthroscopy, fusion, joint replacement or soft tissue repair.
  • Ankle Arthroscopy: Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the use of a tiny camera and specialized instruments to diagnose and treat various ankle conditions. Through small incisions, the surgeon can visualize and address issues such as ankle joint inflammation, cartilage damage, loose bodies, ligament tears and impingement.

  • Ankle Replacement: Also known as total ankle arthroplasty, this is a surgical procedure that involves replacing the damaged ankle joint with an artificial implant. It is typically recommended for individuals with advanced ankle arthritis who have not responded to conservative treatments. Ankle replacement surgery requires careful evaluation and consideration of factors such as patient age, activity level and overall health.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis: Inflammation of one or more joints causing pain, stiffness and reduced mobility.

  • Bunions: A bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe, causing the big toe to deviate towards the other toes.

  • Hammertoes: A deformity of the toe joints that causes the toe to bend downward, resembling a hammer.

  • Fractures: A break or crack in a bone due to trauma or excessive force.

  • Sprains: Overstretching or tearing of ligaments, which are the bands of tissue connecting bones at a joint.

  • Neuromas: Thickened nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body, often causing pain or discomfort.

  • Heel Pain: Discomfort or pain in the heel area, often caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis.

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, resulting in heel pain and stiffness.

  • Ingrown Nails: When the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and potential infection.

  • Corns: Areas of thickened skin caused by pressure or friction, typically found on the toes or soles of the feet.

  • Congenital Malformations: Structural abnormalities present at birth, such as clubfoot or flat feet, often affecting the foot or lower limb.

  • Neuropathy and Nerve Pain: Weakness, numbness or pain causing dysfunction of the foot.

  • Poor Circulation: Inadequate blood flow to the feet, which can lead to various symptoms such as numbness, coldness, and slow wound healing.

  • Metatarsalgia: Pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, often due to excessive pressure or overuse.

  • Calluses: Thickened and hardened areas of skin that develop as a protective response to repeated friction or pressure.

  • Fungal Nails: A fungal infection of the toenails, leading to discoloration, thickening, and brittleness.

  • Athlete's Foot: A fungal infection that typically affects the skin between the toes, causing itching, burning, and scaling.

  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of a tendon, often caused by repetitive motions or overuse, resulting in pain and limited movement.

  • Thickened Nails: Abnormally thickened toenails or fingernails, which can be caused by various factors such as trauma, fungal infection, or systemic conditions.

  • Plantar Warts: Viral infections on the soles of the feet caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), resulting in small, rough growths.

  • Diabetic Pressure Ulcers: Open sores or wounds that develop due to excessive pressure on the skin, particularly in individuals with diabetes who may have reduced sensation and impaired wound healing.

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CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics

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