Do you suffer from foot disease and need treatment as soon as possible? Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists provide high-quality and affordable podiatry services in Newtown PA. Our highly skilled team of podiatrists and foot doctors will work with you to treat the following diseases and more in our Newtown, Bucks County office.
This condition is caused by the buildup of the salts of uric acid in joints. Gout often causes pain in the big toe joint and can make it painful to walk as a result.
Developing arthritis in the feet can cause swelling, redness, and pain. Muscle and joint deterioration from wear and tear can impact mobility.
This form of arthritis can cause the bones in the foot and/or ankle to fracture. This can collapse the arch of the foot and help to form pressure areas on the bottom of the foot.
There are many different kinds of cancers that can develop on the foot. Malignant melanoma is skin cancer. Neoplastic disorders, or tumors, which are benign or malignant can form. Benign tumors under the toenail, or osteochondromas, can be removed surgically. In addition, plantar fibroma benign tissue tumor on the bottom of the foot. Giant cell tumors can grow on the top or sides of the foot.
Also known as enchondromatosis, Ollier’s disease occurs in the small bones in fingers and toes. Enchondromatosis causes bone irregularity or prominence and is usually only treated if aggressive tumors form.
Kohler’s disease is the loss of blood supply to a particular bone in the foot. This condition can be treated with cast immobilization and foot orthotics and inserts.
Also known as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever’s disease causes pain in the growth plate of a bone and is often caused by injury or trauma. Sever’s disease can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heel cushions, and stretching exercises. Patients with Sever’s disease should also cut back on sports activities to alleviate heel pain.
This disorder affects the hands and feet and is caused by a contraction called vasospasm. Vasospasm is the contraction of smooth muscles that control small arteries that supply circulation to the hands and feet. It is important to stay warm and get regular exercise to maintain healthy blood circulation and combat this disease.
This condition is characterized by the loss of blood flow to a growth plate in one of the long bones behind the toes. Freiberg’s disease causes pain in the ball of the foot but can be treated with orthotics or prescription medicine.
Like Ollier’s disease, Maffucci’s syndrome is caused by injury or trauma that creates bone irregularity or prominence. However, this syndrome has a greater chance of malignancy.
Kaposi’s Sarcoma is an irregular-shaped lesion on the soles of the feet. The lesion can spread to form nodes with a firm and rubbery appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are common foot infections?
Common foot infections are athlete’s foot, toenail infections, and warts. Athletes’ feet are the most common, likely because it is contagious.
Is walking good for arthritis in the feet?
Walking is a good way to treat arthritis in your feet. Walking burns calories, helping you to lose or maintain a proper weight. It also may also strengthen and improve function in joints. Walking is an easy physical activity that is good for arthritis in the feet and your overall health.
Can cancer start in your foot?
Some cancer may develop in patients’ feet. Melanoma may form on patients’ feet, which is skin cancer. If tumors are found early, some may be removed with surgery.
What is the best way to treat the gout in my foot?
The best way to treat gout in the foot is through a combination of medications and lifestyle changes. Anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine, and prescription medicines will help with the pain and lower your uric acid levels. Lifestyle changes are also necessary. You will need to maintain a healthy diet, stay well-hydrated, avoid alcohol, avoid high-fructose corn syrup, and maintain a healthy weight. Visit your podiatrist regularly to make sure the disease is under control.
Can a podiatrist prescribe medications for foot diseases?
Yes, your podiatrist can prescribe you the necessary medications for any foot disease or condition you have. They are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to your feet. They do have the authority to prescribe mediations to help you manage your foot disease. If you are suffering from a foot disease, contact your podiatrist for full treatment including the proper medications you will need.
Can adults get Sever’s Disease in the foot?
No, Sever’s disease is a condition that affects children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 15. It is most commonly seen in young patients during a growth spurt. Once the growth plates in the heel bone close as the child matures, the condition will resolve on its own. If an adult experiences symptoms that mimic Sever’s disease, it is likely another foot condition such as plantar fasciitis.
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Do you recognize any of the symptoms that come with these diseases? Call our foot and ankle doctors today at 215.234.3772. You can also request an appointment online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our doctors will be happy to help you find the right foot and ankle treatments in our Newtown, PA office.