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Multi-Speciality Medical Practices located in Lewiston, ID


About Podiatry

You rely on your feet and ankles to support your body weight when standing and walking. When foot or ankle pain keeps you from doing the things you love, Dr. Washington at Catalyst Medical Group in Lewiston, Idaho, can provide the required foot care. Thank you for visiting us online. To schedule your podiatry appointment, call the office today at 208.746.1383. 

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is an area of medicine that specializes in the structure and function of the feet and ankles. Your feet are complex body parts made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that all work together, supporting your body weight during movement.

Due to the structure and function of your feet and ankles, these body parts are prone to injuries and conditions that cause pain. Podiatrists go through years of education and training so they can diagnose, treat, and prevent foot and ankle problems. 

Catalyst Medical Group is a locally owned multi-specialty clinic that aims to provide all of the services you need under one roof, including podiatry care to manage foot and ankle problems.

What can podiatry treat?

Your podiatrist at Catalyst Medical Group treats all conditions that affect the structure or function of your foot or ankle. This includes:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • In grown toe-nails
  • Diabetic foot care

If you have any type of pain, numbness, swelling, or tenderness in your foot or ankle, your provider at Catalyst Medical Group can help.

Though improper footwear and poor alignment are common causes of foot and ankle pain, this type of discomfort more often occurs due to an injury or underlying condition. The only way to know whether your foot problem is minor or severe is to schedule a podiatry evaluation at Catalyst Medical Group.

What can I expect during a podiatry evaluation?

You can expect to give a thorough history and have a physical exam when you visit Catalyst Medical Group for a podiatry evaluation. Dr. Washington reviews your symptoms, medical history, daily routine, and the types of shoes you wear.

He examines your feet and ankles to determine the cause of your symptoms. He may also request X-rays at the in-house radiology department to confirm or rule out an injury.

What are some podiatry treatments?

The podiatrist at Catalyst Medical Group, customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and health goals. Podiatry treatments may include:

  • Change in footwear
  • Activity modification
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Use of orthotics (inserts to improve foot mechanics)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Anti-inflammatory injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgical treatment

In some cases, Dr. Washington recommends surgery to correct the root cause of your symptoms.

If your visit online didn’t address your needs, please call Catalyst Medical Group at 208.746.1383 for additional guidance or to schedule a consultation.

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