Foot pain can affect how you work, live, and play. The podiatrists at Greater Lafayette Foot Care specialize in the treatment of foot problems. They have the most extensive training and experience in the treatment of foot conditions. Our physicians will figure out exactly what causes your foot pain and then develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and help you avoid future foot health problems.
To Schedule an Appointment: 765.449.2436
We have offices in Lafayette, Monticello, and Winamac. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality, most cost-effective foot care in a pleasant environment. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your foot care needs.
Monday through Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Extended Hours on Tuesdays: 5 pm – 8 pm
We specialize in the treatment of all foot problems through surgical and non-surgical methods. Below is a list of the most common foot ailments we see in the office.
Arch and Heel Pain: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. It causes heel, arch pain, and is often caused by overpronation. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia, which causes inflammation.
Arthritic Conditions: Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Arthritic feet can result in loss of mobility and independence, but early diagnosis and proper medical care can help significantly.
Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and sore. Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions or make them worse. Bunions also can develop as a result of an inherited structural defect, stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis. Bunions are permanent unless surgically corrected.
Diabetic Limb Salvage: Diabetes can be extremely dangerous to your feet. Without proper care, you can lose a toe, foot, or leg. Poorly fitting shoes are one of the biggest culprits of diabetic foot complications. Watch for red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes. If you have long-standing or poorly controlled diabetes, you are also at risk for having damage to the nerves in your feet. You may not be able to properly sense minor injuries, such as cuts, scrapes and blisters-all signs of abnormal wear, tear, and foot strain, and extremely dangerous to diabetics.
Hammer Toe: A hammer toe is a deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward. This deformity can affect any toe on your foot. Although a hammer toe may be present at birth, it usually develops over time due to arthritis or wearing ill-fitting shoes, such as tight, pointed heels. In most cases, a hammer toe condition is treatable.
Ingrown Toenails: An ingrown toenail is caused by pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin and/or become a reoccurring problem. Improper trimming of the toenail, a hereditary condition, and improper shoe fitting often causes ingrown toenails. Injury by overly aggressive pedicures and nail picking are also common causes.
Palliative Foot Care: Focuses exclusively on the health of your feet. Even the healthiest people may have limited circulation in the bottom of their feet. With a serious illness, your circulation might be even more limited, which increases your risk of serious infection or disease.
Sports Injuries: Injuries to the foot due to sports can occur suddenly or develop gradually often through overuse. You should see a doctor if you have severe pain, especially when walking, severe swelling, altered sensation in the foot, or unable to complete normal daily activities.
Warts: Plantar warts are small growths that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused by HPV. The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet.
Wound Care: An accident or injury can cause wounds on the feet, but sores or infections that don’t heal in a reasonable amount of time are usually caused by an underlying medical condition. Foot wounds can easily become infected and create serious health issues so it is important to seek medical attention especially if the wound is not healing, or you have diabetes, neuropathy, or poor circulation.
Thank you for considering Greater Lafayette Foot Care. We are looking forward to your appointment. Please take a few minutes to print and fill out the New Patient Form and bring it with you to your appointment.
We accept a variety of HMOs, PPOs and other insurance plans, including Medicare. Please call our office to verify that we accept your insurance. Please remember to bring your insurance card to your visit.
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We gladly accept referrals from all area physicians. To refer your patient, please contact us by phone or fax. Feel free to call the office if you have any questions.
Our physicians have privileges at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, IU Health Arnett, and Unity Surgical Center.
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