A Few of the Foot & Ankle Services provided at NewStep Clinic
Plantar fasciitis is first noticed in patients when they have pain in the sole of their feet when they step out of the bed in the morning. Many people describe it as a stabbing pain in the heel of their foot. It is most often caused by overuse injury to the sole of the foot. If you think you may have plantar fasciitis please contact NewStep Clinic.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh on the sides of the toenail. An ingrown toenail may get red, inflamed, swollen and puss my be visible. If your ingrown toenail gets to that stage, it is time to call and make an appointment at NewStep Clinic.
Toenail fungus is another common problem. Most people first notice toenail fungus when their toenail becomes thick and yellowish. If not treated, toenail fungus may spread to other toenails, and in some cases you may lose your toenail. If you notice your toenail getting thick and yellowish, it is time to make an appointment at NewStep Clinic.
If you notice small bumpy growths on the sole of your feet, sometimes resembles a callus, you may have a plantar wart. In some cases, the plantar wart can be painful when weight is put on the area. Plantar warts are very common, but if go untreated may spread to other areas of the feet and to other people. Sometimes the wart will go away on its own, but if it does not, make an appointment at NewStep Clinic..
A corn on the foot is usually caused by repeated pressure on an area of the foot. A corn is a hard, callus-type bump, most often on the toes or heel. The surrounding area of a corn may become red and inflamed. In some cases, corns may be painful to touch. If you think you may have a corn, please call NewStep Clinic and make an appointment.
A bunion usually forms as a bump at the base of the big toe. Bunions form on the joint of the toe and when rubbed repeatedly may cause a callus to form. The callus may become painful when rubbing against your shoes. When the bunion becomes painful, it is time to call NewStep Clinic and make an appointment with our Podiatrist.
Although there are numerous types of toe deformities, the most common is hammertoe and mallet toe. Hammer toe is when the toes begin to curl downward, underneath the foot. Mallet toe is when the joint on the toe will not straighten. If you are experiencing either of these, or any other foot deformity, make an appointment with Dr. Carl Miller at NewStep Clinic.
Often referred to as Morton's Neuroma, it usually begins as pain in the ball of the foot, and may include pain or a burning sensation in one or more toes. It may feel like you have a small stone in your shoe. Morton's neuroma may be caused by high-heeled shoes. If you think you are experiencing Morton's Neuroma, switch to comfortable shoes, if the problem persists call NewStep Clinic and make an appointment.
The skin covering the foot may experience one of a number of common skin conditions including athlete's foot, cracked heels, gout, blisters, and dry skin. Many of these may be treated with over-the-counter medicines. If your foot skin condition begins to negatively impact your life, it may be time to see the Podiatrist at NewStep Clinic.
You may be born with flat feet or develop the condition over time. It is a common condition where the arch has fallen in the foot. Many people live their entire life with flat feet and never experience problems, others may experience back and leg pain, pain in the arch area of the foot and tired feet. If you begin to experience pain or discomfort, it is time to call Dr. Carl Miller, DPM at NewStep Podiatry Clinic in Tulsa, OK..
An ankle sprain most commonly occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in a painful way. In most cases your ankle pain will disappear in a few days. If you continue to have ankle pain or cannot walk on your ankle, it may be time to make an appointment with Podiatrist, Dr. Carl Miller at NewStep Clinic.
Sports Injuries of the Feet and Ankle
There are a number of feet and ankle sports injuries you or your children may experience. If the injury is severe, or if the pain continues after a few days, you may want to make an appointment at NewStep
Feet or Ankle Arthritic Conditions
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint, and is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to slow the progress of the disease and relieve symptoms. With proper treatment, many people with arthritis are able to manage their pain, remain active, and lead fulfilling lives. If you think you may have arthritis of the foot or ankle, make an appointment at NewStep Clinic.
Achilles tendinitis is caused by overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. An Achilles tendon can partially tear or completely tear. A partial tear may cause mild or no symptoms. But a complete rupture causes pain and sudden loss of strength and movement. If you think you or a family member may have Achilles tendonitis please call our office for an appointment.
Foot or Ankle Fracture Care
Foot and ankle fractures are among the most common of the bone and joint injuries, including sports injuries. The degree of pain, the inability to walk, or concern that a bone may be broken, may cause you to seek care. If you think you, or a family member, may have a foot or ankle fracture, make an appointment with NewStep Clinic.
Diabetic Foot Care
For detailed information on diabetic foot care, please go to our Diabetic Foot Care page.
Diabetic Wound Care
Injuries that are minor in a healthy person can have severe consequences when you have diabetes, so good foot wound care is essential for diabetics. Diabetes complications include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. Because of reduced circulation and problems with sensation or neuropathy, people with diabetes are at a much higher risk for complications from ordinary, everyday cuts and scrapes. If you are a diabetic, and have developed an ulcer or wound, on the foot or ankle, please make an appointment with Podiatrist, Dr. Carl Miller.
Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted specifically for you by a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles and legs. Custom orthotics can help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Orthotics might even help you avoid surgery to fix flat feet. If you considering custom orthotics, make an appointment with our Podiatrist, Dr. Carl Miller.
Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care
Foot and Ankle care applies to our children as much as to adults. Issues of the foot and ankle may occur at any time during your child's development. If you think you child may have a foot or ankle issue please make an appointment at NewStep Clinic in Tulsa.