Welcome To Mid Plains Podiatry, PC
Are you looking for a foot doctor? Pain and loss of function in our feet and ankles can be a huge obstacle, and we understand that getting your body back to normal is of the utmost importance to you.
That is why we offer the highest standard of care in podiatry. We seek to make your visit simple, stress-free, and effective! It is our goal to resolve your pain and function issues in a way that allows you to live the life you are accustomed to.
There are a number of causes for podiatric issues, please contact us today so we can identify the cause and solution for your particular problem! We want you to be walking, running, jumping and living the lifestyle you want to!
A bunion is an enlargement of the joint in the first toe, which causes the bones in the joint to become misaligned. Genetics and improper footwear are both factors in the development of bunions. Once this condition starts, it tends to worsen over time. If left untreated, the big toe will begin to point inward and a bulge will develop on the side of the foot, resulting in pain and disfiguration.
Hammertoe is a deformity where one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toes begin to bend outside of their normal alignment. Pressure can begin to weigh heavy on the toes as you wear shoes which is where pain and other symptoms develop.
Heel pain is one of the most common but painful problems seen in a podiatrist’s office. It is usually due to excessive pulling on a major supportive ligament in the heel called the plantar fascia.
A neuroma is an agitation of the nerve, most commonly between the second and third or third and forth toes. This condition is usually caused by improperly fitting shoes that squeeze the toes together, thus pinching the nerve between the bones. If a neuroma is present, it may feel like stepping on a cord or as if your sock is bunched-up. Other symptoms include burning, tingling, cramping or numbness. The pain may radiate from the tips of your toes, through your ankle, into your thigh and into your lower back (sciatic pain).
Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves in your feet. It triggers sensations such as numbness, burning or pins and needles in your feet. It may cause an inability to sense pain. This condition is most common in diabetics, but may also occur spontaineously or with back injuries. Sometimes the pain can be caused from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is very similar to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Many people who suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome may also suffer from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Tarsal Tunnel occurs on the inside of the ankle just behind the bone. The Posterior Tibial Nerve runs behind the ankle bone, through the Tarsal Tunnel and dives into the arch. It is similar to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome in the wrist and arises from compression of the nerve.