It is a good idea to contact a foot doctor if you notice any sudden changes in your feet, like a sudden growth, change in appearance, onset of pain, or other change. Letting foot and ankle conditions progress without any treatment can only make it more difficult to walk, comfortably wear shoes, or work.
You should also contact a foot doctor if you play sports and injure yourself. While resting and applying ice therapy is good, getting thoroughly checked is also important to make sure your injury isn’t severe.
Finally, parents should take their child to the foot doctor if there is any concern over development of the foot or with walking.
Which non-invasive treatments are offered?
Before turning to surgical treatments, your foot surgeon in Rancho Santa Margarita will help you to explore different non-invasive treatment methods, including:
Other treatments that might be provided or recommended at our office include rest, elevation, taping, and more. Your foot doctor will help you determine which treatment will be best for you based on your consultation.
Which surgical procedures are provided?
There area a number of procedures performed by your foot surgeon in Rancho Santa Margarita for conditions that are severe or not responding to other methods of treatment. Some of the procedures performed by Dr. Salma Aziz include:
Dr. Salma Aziz and her staff seek to provide minimally-invasive surgical methods whenever possible to allow you to recover quickly and resume your normal activities without much down time.