Diagnosis and Treatment Along with the stem cell injections, gait analysis machine, ultrasound therapy machine, Class 4 Lasers and nerve conduction study machine, our center offers the latest in modern foot and ankle diagnosis and treatment. Most foot and ankle problems can be treated without an extensive surgery. Our doctors will attempt comprehensive non-operative treatment prior to performing surgery if at all possible. A lot of a person's weight goes through their foot and ankle with every step. This is why even if you have a small foot and ankle problem it can cause you considerable pain and disability. We have put together non-operative treatment options including bracing, injection treatments, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, wound care, medication management, nutritional services, and more. You will not find a more comprehensive set of foot and ankle treatments in one clinic anywhere else in the country. Diagnosis After you have described your foot symptoms, your doctor will want to know more details about your pain, your medical history and lifestyle, including: Whether your pain is worse at specific times of the day or after specific activities Any recent injury to the area Your medical and orthopedic history, especially any history of diabetes , arthritis or injury to your foot or leg Your age and occupation Your recreational activities, including sports and exercise programs The type of shoes you usually wear, how well they fit, and how frequently you buy a new pair Your doctor will examine you, including: An evaluation of your gait - While you are barefoot, your doctor will ask you to stand still and to walk in order to evaluate how your foot moves as you walk. An examination of your feet - Your doctor may compare your feet for any differences between them. Then your doctor may examine your painful foot for signs of tenderness, swelling, discoloration, muscle weakness and decreased range of motion. A neurological examination - The nerves and muscles may be evaluated by checking strength, sensation and reflexes. In addition to examining you, your health care professional may want to examine your shoes. Signs of excessive wear in certain parts of a shoe can provide valuable clues to problems in the way you walk and poor bone alignment. Depending on the results of your physical examination, you may need foot X-rays or other diagnostic tests. Click here to find out more about foot and ankle issues. Our podiatry services include: Bunions Corns and Calluses Custom Orthotics Diabetic Foot Care Flat feet Haglundís Deformity Hammer Toe Treatment Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Mortonís Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Plantar Warts Stress Fracture Tendonitis Toenail Fungus Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Peroneal Tendon Repair Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment Laser Foot Treatments Diabetic Foot Treatment Foot and Ankle Wound Care Achilles Tendon Repair and Bracing Foot and Ankle Bracing and Custom Orthotics Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment The Dellon Procedure for Peripheral Neuropathy Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Injection Therapy Thai Massage All of these services are done right at the office! Our physicians provide comprehensive podiatry treatment with award winning Scottsdale podiatrists. When To Call a Professional Make an appointment to see a health care professional if you have significant heel pain that does not improve within a few days. Treating Foot & Heel Pain Although heel pain is very common, it generally heals itself over time. In some rare cases, when the pain is severe or chronic, it may require treatment. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms you may need to visit our Scottsdale podiatrist for a consultation: pain, instability, stiffness, and swelling, numbness, snapping, or popping. This constant pain and discomfort may be as a result of a sports injury, trauma, or overuse.