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Podiatry at S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center
Podiatry for Healthier, Happier Feet in Arcadia
When we say that S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center helps you enjoy better health from head to toe, we mean it, which is why we offer podiatry among our many other healing services. The human foot is an extraordinarily complex and remarkable construction, capable of carrying our full body weight while maintaining our equilibrium as we run, walk, or dance. Inevitably problems can affect this wonderful mechanism, and when they do, you can experience debilitating pain and other symptoms.
Some of these problems may include:
Plantar fasciitis - This inflammation of the band of connective tissue along the underside of the foot can be caused by lack of insole support, fallen arches ("flat feet"), long hours of standing at your job, a spinal misalignment that contributes to poor standing posture or any combination of the above. Custom-fitted orthotics and other natural treatments can help resolve this condition.
Bunions - These painful bony knots along the outer edge of the foot may be the result of tight-fitting shoes, arthritis, or a genetic predisposition; they may also accompany a case of fallen arches. We can help you rid yourself of a troublesome bunion through ultrasound therapy, advice on protective padding or different footwear, or even corrective surgery if necessary.
Toenail problems - Toenails can cause their share of misery. Fungal infections are common, and they can cause the nail to thicken, deform, crumble and discolor. We may recommend medications, surgery or laser therapy to cure this problem, depending on its severity and stubbornness. Ingrown toenails are not only extremely painful but also potentially dangerous because of the deep infections that can develop. If home care is not sufficient and/or you have another medical condition that complicates your case, we can remove a portion of the nail to relieve your symptoms and prevent recurrence.
Foot injuries - If you've fractured, torn or otherwise damaged your toe, foot or ankle, immediate care is a must. We can perform the necessary first aid and recommend the right course of treatment, including surgery to repair a difficult fracture.
Talk to Our Arcadia Podiatrist
Your feet are in good hands here at S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center. Our podiatrist, Dr. Micheal McGavic, is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and maintains an affiliation with Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital. Dr. McGavic will put you at ease right away while discussing your symptoms, reviewing your medical history, and using advanced diagnostic techniques to evaluate your foot problem in detail. If a spinal misalignment or other health condition is causing or aggravating your foot problem, our skilled team can also recommend the right combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and other natural healing modalities to help your entire body support the health of your feet and vice versa.
Your feet do so much for you. Return the favor by contacting S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center today at 626-445-0326!