Tuscany Podiatry | Tuscaloosa, AL
Your leading podiatrist
If you are experiencing foot pain, you are not alone. Today, many of us lead busy and active lives that involve walking, standing, playing with children and other daily activities. These movements can lead to many injuries from ankle and foot sprains, to hammertoe and bone spurs. Medical conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation and arthritis can aggravate your foot injuries and postpone healing. When your daily life is hampered by your foot pain, call our trusted podiatrists at Tuscany Podiatry in Tuscaloosa, AL.
We can treat any type of foot injury you sustain whether from intense activity, exercise, an accident or continual impact over time.
Learn how we can provide relief from your foot pain
Our extensive training can help you lead a full and healthy life. When your life is hindered by your foot pain, our podiatrists are here to help.
We treat a variety of injuries at our Tuscaloosa, AL, office including:
The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf to the heel. Two common injuries, Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendonosis, are typically caused by sudden increased repetitive activity involving the Achilles tendon.
A common skin infection that is caused by fungus found on many locations including gym floors, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons and socks and clothing. Up to 70 percent of the population might have athlete’s foot at some point.
When the big toe moves out of place, called hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus, a bunion will be caused because the joint will become enlarged. As the big toe moves towards the other toes, the bunion, or enlarged joint, will become bigger and more painful.
Also called hyperkeratosis, a callus is an area of thickened skin on the ball of the foot, the heel or the outer side of the big toe. Although many think a callus is a skin issue, it is actually caused by repeated friction as the shoe rubs against a bone spur on the toe or foot.
Typically used to describe an unusual contraction of the toe because of partial or complete dislocation, hammertoe can be present but not always painful. As your toe becomes more deformed, the body builds up thicker skin where your toe rubs against the shoe to protect itself. This build up will help to reduce the irritation you feel, but eventually, the corn will add pressure from the shoe causing pain.
Typically found on the big toe, an ingrown nail can happen on any toe. This usually occurs when a sharp corner of your toenail digs into the skin. If left untreated, an ingrown nail can become infected and require surgical treatment.
This is swelling or scarring of the nerve that connects two of your toes, and typically affects the third and fourth toe. Usually starting as numbness or tenderness in the ball of the foot, neuroma can randomly disappear and reappear over time. At first, you may only feel pain while wearing tight shoes but eventually, spontaneous shooting pains often compared to electric shocks, will be felt even when sitting down.
Peripheral neuropathy impacts the nerves in your feet, causing them to become diseased. Pain and numbness in your hands and feet are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in its most common form. This disease can result from traumatic injuries, infection, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins.
These are shoe inserts that are used to fix unusual or uneven walking patterns. Orthotics are not arch supports and are used as a preventive means to many foot injuries, or as a way to control healing after surgery.
Sometimes called heel pain, plantar fasciitis can be caused by a heel spur, stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or a cyst. Preventive measures including splints and physical therapy can decrease the pain felt by plantar fasciitis.
Called peripheral vascular disease, this term refers to a group of problems that cause poor circulation. Typically caused by hardening of the arteries, poor circulation can also be caused by diabetes, lack of physical activity, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Also called onychomycosis, toenail fungus looks like a cosmetic problem. However, if left untreated toenail fungus can cause your nails to become so thick, they press against the inside of your shoe. Patients with toenail fungus are increasing and might be related to diabetes, a suppressed immune system and increased age.
215 Hargrove Road East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Bathtub surgery is the name given to nonmedical procedures performed at home, such as trimming corns with a razor blade, and is never a good idea. Although you might feel temporary relief, you can also cut yourself and cause an infection.
Instead of potentially causing more damage to your feet, contact the expert podiatrists at Tuscany Podiatry. For two decades, we have been helping Tuscaloosa, AL, with foot pain and we know we can help you. Don’t let pain hinder your daily life and prevent you from doing the activities you love. Call Tuscany Podiatry in Tuscaloosa, AL, at 205-758-8809 to take back your life.