From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Alaska Podiatry Group is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
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- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot
- Flat Feet
- Toenail Fungus
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Plantar Fasciitis
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
Toenail fungus is a common condtion that we treat at our office. Topical treatmetns, oral mediacations and laser therapy are all treatments that we offer our patients. Laser therapy has a very high success rate and has proven to provide effective care for our patients with ugly toenails.
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Heel Pain Treatment
Heel pain is often caused by an inflamation in the plantar fascia. Pain will often occur in the arch and front of the heel. At our office we will provide effective and specialized care for long lasting results.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.