Foot & Ankle Specialists Offering Treatment for Patients in Reno, NV
If you live in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, you can confidently turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic for assistance with foot and ankle pain. Our team includes foot and ankle specialists who can diagnose what’s causing your symptoms and recommend a course of treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs.
The foot and ankle specialists on our team treat a wide range of conditions affecting the lower extremities, including:
- Bunions – Have you noticed a bump forming at the base of your big toe, perhaps accompanied by pain, swelling, and redness? Is it difficult to move your big toe? If so, this bump might be a bunion. Bunions are bony protrusions that develop when the bones at the front of your foot move out of their proper position, sometimes as a result of wearing tight shoes. As the tip of your big toe shifts toward the rest of your toes, the joint at the bottom of your big toe gets pushed in the other direction.
- Hammer toe and mallet toe – Both of these conditions are characterized by abnormal bending in the toe joints. The term “hammer toe” refers to bending in a toe’s middle joint, while “mallet toe” refers to bending in the joint that’s closest to the toenail. In addition to seeing a visible bend, you may also notice pain, reduced range of motion, and the formation of a callus or corn (which could occur if the bent toe is rubbing against your shoe).
- Plantar fasciitis – If you’ve started experiencing pain in your heel, it could be a sign of plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the toes to the heel bone. If the plantar fascia is placed under too much stress, whether due to overuse or having to support excess weight, it can become inflamed and begin tearing.
If you’d like to know more about the conditions that our foot and ankle specialists can treat, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. We’ll be happy to arrange a time for you to visit our Reno, NV, office and speak to one of the orthopedists on our team.