We Treat Multiple Conditions...
Patients come to Anderson Foot & Ankle Clinic to receive effective treatment for a range of lower limb issues. Your feet and ankles endure tremendous amounts of physical force, even if you don’t participate in high-impact activities. Simply walking around during the course of a normal day puts 2-4 times your body weight on them with every step.
Accordingly, issues like heel and arch pain are rather common. Other problems—like fungal toenails and athlete’s foot—develop because of the warm, damp environment feet offer. This is inviting for the microorganisms (fungus, bacteria, viruses) that cause skin and toenail infections. There are still other conditions that develop simply on account of variances in your inherited foot structure. Bunions and hammertoes are examples of these kinds of issues.
There is clearly a lot that can go wrong in your lower limbs, but we have some good news—Dr. Mikol Anderson and the team here at Anderson Foot & Ankle Clinic work hard to restore your lower limbs back to health!
Foot and Ankle Conditions
There are numerous medical conditions that can develop in your feet and ankles, but we can break these down into a handful of larger areas, including:
- Heel pain. Many patients come to see us because their heels are hurting and they (understandably) want to know what’s wrong. The most common source of heel pain for adults tends to be plantar fasciitis. For active individuals, this might be Achilles tendinitis. Adolescents who suffer with heel pain often have a condition known as Sever’s disease. Of course, the best way to truly know why your heel hurts—and receive the treatment needed to address it—is to come see Dr. Anderson here at our office.
- Bone fractures. Whether sustained from a traumatic incident—like a sporting injury or car crash—or overuse, broken bones are painful and leave you unable to perform favorite activities. With regard to the actual mending, your body will do the “heavy lifting,” but this doesn’t mean there aren’t things that need to be done on both your and our ends. We need to assess the nature of the break and determine the right course—whether surgically or with conservative methods—to ensure the bone is in position to heal correctly. You need to make sure you are resting and keeping weight off of the affected area.
- Ingrown toenails. If you have toenails, you could potentially develop an ingrown toenail. This is an “equal opportunity” condition, one that doesn’t discriminate based on age, ethnicity, and gender. Dr. Anderson has even had to provide treatment for a 3-month old infant who was in pain from a nail that had become ingrown. Treatment will depend on your specific situation, but it’s important to know that some cases do benefit from complete and permanent nail removal. Fortunately, most can be handled without such an extreme measure.
- Foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Anderson will always do everything possible to treat your issue with nonsurgical care. Sometimes, though, surgery is his recommended form of treatment. When he does, you can rest assured knowing that Dr. Anderson has the experience, skill, and knowledge you want from a surgeon. Even better, he is able to use minimally invasive procedures in certain cases to reduce your recovery time and get you back to your favorite activities in the shortest possible amount of time.
Additional Podiatry Services at Anderson Foot & Ankle Clinic
Those areas are all specialties of Dr. Anderson, but they are only a handful of the numerous conditions he is able to address for his patients. If you sustain a lower limb sports injury or have a toe deformity causing pain or impairing normal function, come to our Salt Lake City office for a proper diagnosis and customized treatment plan.
Speaking of “proper diagnosis,” Dr. Anderson’s experience enables him to quickly identify the root cause of many foot and ankle problems. When he needs some technological assistance, there is often no need to venture out of our office – we have an ultrasound diagnostic machine on site!
It’s certainly easy to overlook your feet when everything is going well. When problems arise, you should know that Dr. Anderson is here to provide the care you need. Remember, pain is your body’s way of letting you know something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Ignoring this sign can certainly allow a smaller problem to escalate into a major one. Don’t take that risk!
Contact Anderson Foot & Ankle Clinic today if you would like more information about the services we provide, or if you are ready to request an appointment. The friendly staff at our Salt Lake City, UT podiatrist office are always happy to help, so give us a call now at (801) 269-9939.