A top foot and ankle surgeon in southern California, Dr. Salma Aziz works hard to provide her patients with comprehensive care. The treatments offered at her center include activity modification, physical therapy, medications, and surgery. Dr. Aziz’s approaches are minimally invasive, which allows her patients to return to everyday activities sooner.
When should I see a foot doctor for problems?
Your family doctor may have already suggested that you visit a podiatrist based on your current situation. However, you can also contact our office on your own. In general, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment if you notice any changes in the appearance of your feet or toenails, or if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, or reduced range of motion. Even if you slightly injure your foot or ankle and figure that it will be fine in a couple of days, it’s a good idea to be thoroughly checked in order to rule out more serious problems.
How do I get started with treatments?
The first step in treating your foot or ankle condition is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salma Aziz, an experienced foot and ankle surgeon. This consultation gives your foot doctor a chance to really understand the pain or discomfort that you are dealing with. Your consultation will involve a physical examination and questions about your medical history. Dr. Aziz will also ask you about your pain to determine when it started, how intense it is, and if there are any activities that make the pain better or worse.
Your consultation might also involve diagnostic tests, like an x-ray, in order to rule out other possible conditions.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. It’s an important first step when it comes to feeling better and being able to resume normal activities comfortably.
Will I need surgery?
As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Salma Aziz expertly performs surgical procedures at her outpatient center. However, surgery is not always required for foot and ankle conditions. Surgery is utilized in more rare situations where the pain is extreme, such as with flat feet, or if other conservative treatments are not working for conditions such as plantar fasciitis or tendonitis. Dr. Aziz uses minimally invasive methods to make sure that you can find relief quickly, without much downtime or pain.
If you have questions about your surgery, or what your treatment will entail, please feel free to contact our office.