How The Kansas Foot Center Can Help Your Foot Problems
Dr. Thomas D. Truong and the team here at The Kansas Foot Center are ready to provide effective treatment for any foot or ankle issue affecting you or your loved ones. These lower limb issues can often be sorted into one of a handful of categories, but know that we will always get to the root cause to fully correct the problem for you!
With this mind, let’s look at some of the services we provide here at our Kansas podiatrist offices:
Heel pain develops in response to many different conditions, but there are some that tend to be more common than others. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and stress fractures are seen often in individuals who are active. When adolescents are experiencing heel pain, it is commonly the result of a condition known as Sever’s disease. Still other conditions, such as pump bump, can develop or aggravated through choice in footwear.
Heel pain can affect your daily activities, but the good news is that our treatment plans are usually based on conservative methods and surgery is quite rare. The Kansas Foot Center stays current with the most recent, state-of-the-art treatments to better serve our patients.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of diabetic foot care for our patients. Diabetes affects the body in a variety of ways, including subjecting the body to lower limb issues. Those who have diabetes know they must take certain acts to manage the disease, but it is important not to lose sight of foot care.
Foot issues that develop are usually treated most effectively in their earliest stages, but this especially applies when diabetes is part of the picture. Even better is to prevent issues from developing in the first place. Our doctors can help you develop a diabetic foot care plan that will keep you safe and reduce the risk of severe medical complications.
We love hearing about when our patients lead active lives, but it is important to remember that physical activity always comes with a certain degree of injury risk. The good news is that you can come see us here at The Kansas Foot Center for treatment when lower limb injuries strike during a workout, game or at practice. Even better, our doctors are able to treat many cases of common sports injuries like Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, and ankle sprains without having to use surgical procedures. There is even better news in the fact that most of these injuries are quite preventable. Contact us and we can create a plan to keep you safe!
Structural Issues and Toe Deformities
Accidents and athletic participation are common causes of certain lower limb issues, but there are others caused by inherited, abnormal foot structures. Examples of these include flatfeet, cavus foot, tarsal coalition, and intoeing. Whereas some conditions, like intoeing, will often resolve themselves over time, there are others that require treatment.
In addition to inherited structural issues, we also provide both conservative and surgical treatment for toe deformities like bunions, hammertoes, and claw toes. Conservative treatment is usually geared at addressing symptoms and preventing the conditions from worsening, since they tend to be progressive. Surgical treatment is often the only way to completely correct the problem, but you can find relief in the fact that our doctors have performed thousands of successful procedures over the years for satisfied patients.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
We just touched on the use of surgery to correct a toe deformity, but there are other surgical procedures that we might recommend when conservative care does not, or cannot, produce the desired results. Our practice is fortunate to have a skilled, experienced, and board-certified podiatrist on staff. Dr. Truong is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He will do everything in his power to treat your condition with conservative methods, but is able to offer exceptional surgical procedures when necessary.
Effective Foot and Ankle Services Right Here in Wichita, KS
We have three Kansas offices (in Newton, Emporia, and Wichita) to better serve you and your loved ones. If you are experiencing any foot or ankle issue and need expert medical care, our doctors are ready to help. Schedule your appointment with any of our offices online today, or give us a call at (866) 222-5177 and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have or assist you with making your appointment!