Our podiatrist at Catalyst Medical Group is a renowned specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of toe, foot, and ankle disorders.
Foot and lower leg pain can arise from various conditions, whether they've developed gradually, like plantar fasciitis or bunions, or from sudden injuries, such as sprains or fractures.
Some conditions can cause excruciating pain that makes walking difficult. Other conditions may be numbing, destabilizing, or uncomfortable in other ways, leading to significant limitation in your lifestyle.
Common Podiatric Injuries and Conditions
- Plantar fasciitis: Inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot causing heel pain
- Bunions: Painful bony bumps that form on the joint at the base of the big toe
- Sprains and fractures: Injuries to ligaments (sprains) or bones (fractures) in the foot or ankle
- Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis): Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, causing pain at the back of the heel
- Neuromas: Thickening of nerve tissue, often between the third and fourth toes, causing pain and discomfort
- Ingrown toenails: Toenails that grow into the surrounding skin, leading to pain and infection
- Corns and calluses: Thickened areas of skin caused by friction or pressure
- Plantar warts: Warts on the soles of the feet caused by a viral infection
- Hammertoes: Toes that curl downward instead of pointing forward, leading to discomfort and pain
Common causes of foot pain are often linked to long-term issues.
If you're noticing any of the following symptoms of foot pain, it might be time to seek medical assistance from a podiatrist.
- Persistent foot and ankle discomfort
- Pain in the foot arch or heel, especially when standing or walking
- Swelling and tenderness in the affected area
- Changes in foot shape or structure, like the development of bunions
- Warmth or redness in the foot, indicating possible inflammation or infection
- Numbness, tingling, or throbbing in the foot or toes, even at rest
- A feeling of instability or weakness in the ankle joint, possibly due to ligament injuries
- Formation of corns or calluses, often caused by friction or pressure on the feet
At Catalyst Medical Group, we recognize that foot pain and limitation can significantly impact your daily activities, making even the simplest tasks challenging.
Due to the constant stress and frequency of use in your feet and ankles, foot and ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. At Catalyst Medical Group, our podiatry provider and entire foot and ankle team understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
To consult with our podiatrist at Catalyst Medical Group, please request an appointment online or call (208) 746-1383.
At Catalyst Medical Group, we have an unwavering commitment to enhancing the overall health of our community, which includes providing patient education. Visit our Online Guide to Foot and Ankle Care for more details on injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle as well as treatment options and health information.
Catalyst Medical Group in Lewiston, Idaho, offers walk-in care seven days a week with extended evening hours, providing quality, cost-effective treatment for unexpected injuries or illnesses.
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Why Choose Catalyst Medical Group?
At Catalyst Medical Group, our specialty-trained providers are proud to serve our community and provide experienced and compassionate medical treatments to patients through our Valley Medical Center office in Lewiston. Our podiatrist, Dr. Neil Washington, has exceptional expertise in injuries and conditions of the foot. With advanced training, Dr. Washington has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot or ankle condition individually to your needs.
To consult with our podiatrist at Valley Medical Center, please request an appointment online or call (208) 746-1383.