If you need care, don’t delay. We’re open, safe and ready to care for you. During this time, it’s especially important to seek care for symptoms that concern you as well as manage chronic conditions.
Care is available in many ways, including video visits for podiatry. You can talk with your podiatrist and receive the same personalized care, expert answers and a treatment plan tailored to you. We’re also offering in-person visits, phone visits and our 24/7 online clinic, virtuwell.com.
Due to a national shortage of testing supplies, in most cases a video visit must be scheduled prior to getting tested for COVID-19. If a doctor determines a COVID-19 test is needed, we’ll help you schedule it at one of our convenient drive-up testing locations. For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page.
Our board-certified podiatrists can help treat foot conditions from the common to the complex.
We use the latest research and technology in podiatry to diagnose and heal conditions of the foot and ankle.
From the first appointment, we’re here for you with personalized care options that fit your lifestyle.
Everyone experiences some kind of foot and ankle pain during their lifetime. Your feet might ache after a long day of hiking, or your ankles might hurt at the end of your shift. But sometimes foot and ankle pain doesn’t go away. When that happens, you may need the help of a podiatrist, a doctor who specializes in treating foot and ankle conditions.
Our board-certified podiatrists listen closely to your concerns and answer your questions. Then, we create a personalized treatment plan for you using the latest technology and research.
We have podiatrists at many locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, so the care you need is always close to home.
Our podiatrists are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the feet and ankles. Common conditions we treat are:
Common symptoms of a foot or ankle condition include the following:
When you come in for a visit, our podiatrists will listen to you describe your symptoms and decide the best way to diagnose your condition. Podiatrists usually diagnose foot and ankle conditions using the following tests:
We’ll look at your foot, ankle or joints and feel for anything out of the ordinary, like swelling or lumps, to get a better idea of exactly where you feel pain. During a physical exam, we might ask you to stand or walk so we can see how you move.
Sometimes, imaging tests like X-rays are needed to get a better look at exactly what’s causing the problem in your foot or ankle. These tests can show fractures, arthritis, deformities, bone spurs and spots where your joints might be pressing together.
A sample of your blood or joint fluid may be taken to help determine the cause and treatment of your condition.
Our board-certified podiatrists use the latest technology and treatments to help heal your foot and ankle pain. Common treatments include:
Depending on your diagnosis, we might recommend the use of medications. Anti-inflammatory medicines and antibiotics are among the most common types of medications used to treat foot and ankle conditions.
Prescription orthotics are custom-made devices that reduce stress, relieve pain and properly align your foot and ankle. Orthotics come in two different categories, functional and accommodative. Functional orthotics are usually made of semi-rigid material, like plastic, and are used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion like tendinitis and shin splits. Accommodative orthotics are made of softer material to cushion the feet and relieve pain caused by ulcers or growths.
Regular physical therapy with exercises and stretching can improve conditions like plantar fasciitis, sprains or tendinitis. Physical therapy is also used for pre-surgical training and post-surgical recovery.
Cortisone injections are often used to treat foot and ankle conditions like plantar fasciitis and bursitis. A cortisone injection is a strong anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain and inflammation or arthritis.
Depending on what type of foot condition you have, we might recommend surgery. Conditions like fractures, arthritis or bunions are often treated with surgery.
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts made specifically to fit your feet. By using custom orthotics, you can be sure that they are supporting and aligning your foot and ankle correctly. Some orthotics are used to add more support, others are used to correct the way your foot moves.
Custom orthotics are made by prescription only and are used to treat many common foot and ankle conditions like:
We will work with you to determine if a custom orthotic is the best treatment for your foot or ankle condition.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.
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