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By Dr. Michael Stein
March 08, 2022
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Doctor   Podiatrist  

When your feet are bothering you, it can lead to serious consequences if not treated promptly. Podiatrists are uniquely qualified and experienced at treating foot problems. Your feet are the main support for your body when standing, running, or walking. Keeping your feet optimally healthy is vitally important. Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Zeineldin Ahmad from Foot Doctor of the East Bay, our podiatrists in San Leandro, CA are specialist foot doctors. A second office is located in San Leandro, CA.

What are some common issues of the foot that should be treated immediately?

The foot and ankle complex is just that - quite complex. Below is a list of some common issues that a podiatrist can diagnose and treat. These are all conditions that require prompt attention to prevent them from progressing.

  • Bunions: These are caused by a dislocation of the big toe joint and can cause a protrusion on the inside of your foot where the big toe joins the rest of the foot. If not promptly addressed, they will progress and surgical intervention may be needed.
  • Hammertoes: Hammertoes occur when the toes have bent unnaturally, and can also lead to rearing surgery to fix them if not treated immediately.
  • Ingrown toenails: Usually, this one is an easy fix! Proper attention to your feet and footwear can usually adequately treat this condition.
  • Neuropathy: Neuropathy occurs when there is damage to nerves and circulatory vessels leading to the foot and can cause significant pain or numbness of the foot. Neuropathy is commonly associated with diabetes and is a condition that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. In very severe cases, it can lead to a need for amputation of the foot.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: This is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs along the sole of your foot. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that provides significant support to the feet and when it is damaged and not functioning properly, significant pain can develop.
  • Trauma to the foot or ankle: If you sprain your ankle, drop something on your foot, or have an injury to the foot as a result of another type of accident, consulting with a podiatrist (foot doctor) in San Leandro, CA is warranted.
  • Plantar warts: These are caused by viruses that infect the skin of the foot. They may go away on their own, but you should see a podiatrist to accurately diagnose this condition and determine the best path forward for the treatment of warts.

Schedule a consultation with us

If you have pain in your feet that does not resolve on its own after a few days, make an appointment with Dr. Stein or Dr. Ahmad from Foot Doctor of the East Bay by calling (510) 483-3390. Our foot doctors, both podiatrists in San Leandro, CA, are experienced and skilled at treating the conditions listed above, and more.

By Dr. Michael Stein
September 14, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Doctor  

If you experience foot or ankle discomfort, it may be time to see a foot doctor, also known as a podiatrist. The foot doctors at Foot Doctor of East Bay, Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Zeineldin Ahmad, have an office located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA, and are ready to help diagnose and offer treatment today.

Foot Doctors are Foot and Ankle Experts

You may suffer from foot and ankle problems because of a chronic medical condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or diabetes. However, it may just be everyday situations causing your foot and ankle pain like poorly fitted shoes or injury. When you see a foot doctor, you are more likely to receive a faster diagnosis and treatment recommendation because they are the experts. They diagnose and treat foot, ankle, and lower leg illnesses while also performing surgery.

There are many conditions faced by patients that foot doctors, like Dr. Stein and Dr. Ahmad, can help treat today.

You Want to Be a Runner

As a runner, you are especially prone to injury, aches, and pains. A foot doctor can assess your body and feet to identify any potential problems with running and recommend ways to prevent damage. They can also recommend the best running shoe for you.

You Have Pain in your Ankle or Foot

Arthritis is widespread and may be the cause, but it is best to see a foot doctor to be sure. Also, if your joints are swollen, stiff, or red, you want to see a foot doctor to ensure a proper diagnosis and treatment.

You Have Diabetes

Those who have diabetes are more prone to foot problems due to decreased blood circulation. Foot issues facing people with diabetes can include dry skin, numbness, and even severe infections. If you have diabetes, you should have an annual foot exam from a foot doctor to decrease your risk for amputation or other issues.

You Are Experiencing Heel Pain with Walking

There are many causes of heel pain, and they include:

  • a bony growth on the heel, also known as heel spur
  • plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis or tendon rupture
  • osteomyelitis, or bone infection
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • stress fracture

If you suffer from persistent heel pain, a foot doctor can perform an exam or take an X-ray to determine the cause and develop a treatment plan.

Other Reasons to See Your Local Foot Doctor

A foot doctor can treat many ailments, and they include:

  • Ingrown toenail
  • Sprain, strain, or broken bone
  • Bunions, corns, or callus
  • Athlete's foot

It is best not to wait to see a foot doctor when you're experiencing any issues or symptoms when it comes to your feet. The proper diagnosis and care plan in the early phase can easily prevent a significant problem down the road. Please call Foot Doctor of the East Bay, located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA, for an appointment with Dr. Stein or Dr. Ahmad, at (510) 483-3390 for San Leandro, CA, (925) 425-9684 for the Pleasanton, CA, office, and (408) 356-6767 for Los Gatos, CA.



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