Foot Problems

For over 20 years Dr. Harker’s office has provided a variety of crucial services for our patients. Our patients are encouraged to practice routine and diabetic foot care. We provide custom-made prescription orthotics, and practice surgical intervention. Listed below are some of the common foot issues, and some products and services we provide for patients with common foot problems and conditions.

Functional Foot Orthotics
Molded to your exact foot shape, prescription orthotics are custom designed supports designed to correct biomechanical imbalances. These supports prevent future foot problems, and make painful walking manageable.

Diabetic Foot Care
It is important for diabetic patients to care for their own feet as they are at greater risk for foot problems than most. A regular visit to a podiatrist is recommended, as well as regular home foot care.

Corns and Calluses
Maintaining the care and health of the foot is made much easier by routine checkups for issues such as the trimming of nails, corns and calluses.

Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails can be removed through a temporary wedge excision or a permanent nail sugery called a matrixectomy.

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain, inflammation and gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot.

Fungal Toenails
Fungal infections of the toenails are quite common and are treatable with a variety of medications, the most effective of which are available at our office.

Warts are a growth in the skin caused by a viral infection. Left untreated, they can grow and spread into clusters.

Wearing shoes with plenty of room for the toes and foot to maneuver may help relieve pain for a neuroma in the foot. A Neuroma refers to the thickening or swelling of a nerve in the foot.

A bunion is an excess or misaligned bone in the large toe joint. They can arise from the growth of new bone or when the joint at the base of the toe shifts position.

A hammertoe occurs when the toe assumes a crooked position. This happens most usually, although it may occur to any.