Understanding your foot biomechanics can help you reduce and prevent pain and injury from walking or athletic activity, says Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM.
The Right Podiatrist Knows How to Get You Moving Again
Do you have sore feet, unsightly toenails, or fallen arches? You don’t have to live with the pain any longer. At Sierra Foot and Ankle, we can evaluate and treat your foot problem and devise a solution that works best for you. Find out more about the types of services we offer at our northern Nevada location.
Every season has its own sports. Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, running, cycling, and others keep competitive people on their feet and moving. The intense training required to be able to play or compete well is good for the body, but the hard impacts and intense forces exerted on the feet can cause painful problems. Overuse and traumatic sports injuries are fairly common, and both can restrict you to the sidelines for a while.
Many patients come to us at their wits’ end, looking for a way to make the pain go away once and for all. At Sierra Foot & Ankle, we believe that nothing is more important than getting our patients back to doing the things they want to do. We use diagnostic techniques to discover the root of your problem and listen to your concerns, allowing us to devise a treatment method that works for you.
Sierra Foot & Ankle is Carson City's Laser Therapy Center of Excellence. Laser Therapy is truly a revolutionary treatment that can help accelerate healing and alleviate your pain. Safe, non-invasive and locally administered by Sierra Foot & Ankle specialists.
Foot surgery can be a frightening prospect. At Sierra Foot & Ankle, we take the worry out of your surgical procedure, explaining all possible treatments and costs to allow you to make an informed decision on your treatment. We perform all of our surgical procedures on site, and perform comprehensive recovery services to prevent complications and stop the condition from coming back.
Living with diabetes is a constant battle, but we can help fight on your side. No matter if you need help with proper foot care, a foot ulcer, shoe fittings, vascular testing, or other diabetic treatment, we can diagnose your problem and design effective interventions to keep you on your feet and out of the hospital.
They patter on the floors as they run through the house. They wiggle and kick when you tickle them. You might find them proudly tromping around in your own shoes, even though your footwear is much too big. No one knows and cares about your child and his or her health the way you do. All parents want to protect their little ones and keep them safe. Taking care of your children’s feet is part of doing so.
Foot care is important from the inside out—and neglecting the outsides can lead to serious problems. Our podiatry team can explain the cause of your unsightly toenail problem, help you evaluate your treatment options, and implement workable changes to get patients of all ages to love their feet.
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