Heel and Foot Pain
The human foot is a complicated piece of machinery, consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. We ask a lot of these anatomical marvels—from standing all day at work to carrying heavy loads to running and playing sports. With so much going on, it’s no wonder that so many people experience chronic foot pain, particularly in the heel.
At Hermiston Family Foot Clinic, we are committed to identifying the source of your pain and finding a treatment solution that works for you. You don’t have to live with daily foot or heel pain. Often, an orthotic shoe insert, change in footwear, or stretching and icing routine can resolve the problem and allow you to do what you love without pain. Learn more about what might be causing your pain, and contact our office for more information.
Nail and Skin
Foot care is not just about treating painful tendon and joint problems. It is also about clearing up toenail and skin conditions that have forced you to keep your feet hidden in shoes and socks. You might be embarrassed about your thick, yellow toenails or chronic plantar warts, but a solution to these irritating conditions is possible.
In our clinic, we treat a variety of painful and unsightly toenails and skin problems that our patients have tried—unsuccessfully—to cure at home. They are amazed when we can offer a simple, cost-effective solution that provides almost immediate relief. If this sounds like you, give our office a call to see what we can do for you.
Shoes and Orthotics
Whether you are standing all day at work or training for a 5K race, you are asking a lot of your feet. Bad shoes with little arch support can hurt not only your feet and ankles but can also create a ripple effect all the way up to your neck. What’s the answer? The right foot support, of course!
At Hermiston Family Foot Clinic, we can analyze your gait to determine exactly what the right support means for you and recommend shoes that will enhance your lifestyle rather than prevent you from doing what you love. We can also create custom orthotic shoe inserts that will cushion your feet, optimize your alignment, and potentially relieve your foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back pain!
Diabetic Foot Care
At Hermiston Family Foot Clinic, our patients with diabetes get more than just foot inspections and wound care. We understand that diabetes is a lifestyle disease, and we help our patients with advice about nutrition and exercise as well as proactive foot care. Our holistic approach not only helps our patients maintain healthy feet, but it also improves their overall health as they manage their diabetes.
Foot care is just one piece of the diabetes puzzle, but with Dr. Carlson, you will learn how important that piece is to your long-term health. If you have diabetes, don’t delay in finding a podiatrist who cares about more than your feet. At Hermiston Family Foot Clinic, we care about you!
At Hermiston Family Foot Clinic, our goal is to resolve your heel, arch, or toe condition without the need for surgery. However, in some situations, surgery may be your only solution. If all non-invasive options are exhausted, and your heel spur, bunion, hammertoe, or plantar fasciitis requires surgical intervention, we will walk you through the process and make sure you understand how it will work and what your recovery will be like.
With nearly 30 years as a podiatrist in Hermiston, you can be confident that Dr. Carlson has the experience necessary to perform these procedures and obtain a successful outcome to get you back on your feet. Contact us for more information about your surgical options today.