Our Services: Serving Your Feet
From ingrown nails and heel pain to broken bones and surgery, NorthPointe Foot and Ankle has been providing expert podiatric care in the Berkley, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Ferndale and surrounding areas for many years. Our doctors and highly-trained staff are equipped to handle a wide variety of foot and ankle needs, from small and cosmetic to big and painful.
Whether your foot pain is a common problem or an unusual one, we believe patients should understand their conditions and their options to be able to make educated healthcare choices. That is why we have provided information here about a variety of painful issues and the services we offer.
Arch and Ball of the Foot Pain
Your mid and forefoot areas help you distribute your body weight, absorb the shock of your footsteps, and push off the ground to move forward. Both overuse and traumatic injuries can cause pain in these areas and make it difficult to walk.
- Adult acquired flat foot
- Plantar fibroma
- Weight Management and your Feet
Your heels bear a significant portion of your body weight to allow you to stand and stay mobile. The frequent pressure, along with pulling on the bones by connective tissues, can lead to painful problems in the rear foot.
Toes are often undervalued, but they play an important role in maintaining balance and pushing off the ground to take a step. Injuries and deformities in your digits can be very uncomfortable as well as create difficulty walking.
- Claw toes
- Under/overlapping toes
Deformities and Diseases
Sometimes your foot shape or serious illnesses affect your lower limbs. These frequently need more involved remedies and should be addressed right away.
Skin and Nail Conditions
Your skin is your first line of defense against pathogens and foreign objects; however, it is still susceptible to its own issues. Several injuries and illnesses affect the skin on your lower limbs.
Your nails also play a protective role for your toes. Like your skin, though, they are still vulnerable to infections and injuries that can cause discomfort and embarrassment.
Damage can be caused by accidents, like tripping, or by overuse. Either type of injury does need invested care to heal the affected tissues. A better option may include preventative action, so ask for tips on stretching and conditioning techniques.
- Stress fractures
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Ankle sprains
- Turf toe
Diabetes and Circulatory Conditions
Diabetes and poor circulation wreak havoc on foot health. They both impair your immune system as well as make it easier for you to incur serious injuries or infections.
- Diabetic foot
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Diabetic Skin Care
- Charcot foot
- Diabetic ulcers
- Peripheral artery disease
- Varicose veins
- Smoking and your Feet
- Swelling in the Foot or Ankle
Your nerves are responsible for normal functions throughout your body, and your feet are no exception. When they misfire or don’t work properly, you can develop painful problems.
- Morton’s neuroma
- Tarsal tunnel
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Your bones and joints absorb the force of your movement. Over time, they wear down and may create their own conditions that need to be managed.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hallux rigidus
Some conditions appear in early childhood, or affect only children. These need to be addressed with growing feet and bodies in mind. Providing for children’s feet early on can help build a stronger foundation for later in life.
- Sever’s disease
- Children’s flat feet
- Tarsal coalition
The shoes you wear do matter. They significantly influence your lower limb comfort—and the wrong pair can actually encourage injuries.
- General Footwear
- Athletic Footwear
- Children’s Footwear
Technology and Procedures
Our office provides some specific services to help you maintain the best foot health. We invest in advanced technology and techniques that we believe can offer real relief from foot problems for our patients.
If you have any questions or are concerned about your feet or ankles, contact NorthPointe Foot and Ankle for an appointment today. Call our Berkley office at (248) 545-0100.