Podiatry Care

Podiatry Care Specialist
The expectations placed on feet are high: they can make walking and getting around nearly impossible when they aren’t at their best. Yet, the average investment men and women make in caring for and protecting their feet is minimal. In fact, the majority of podiatry patients are senior citizens, seeking treatment for damage already done rather than preventive care. Dr. Babak Kaviani, a podiatrist at Austin Primary Care Physicians in Austin, Texas, goes above and beyond treatment of common foot problems to empower patients to prevent future problems, too.

Podiatry Care Q & A

What conditions is Dr. Kaviani experienced in treating?

Dr. Kaviani has extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot and ankle sprains
  • Fractures in the foot and ankle
  • Neuromas
  • Heel pain
  • Cavus foot (high arch)
  • Flatfoot
  • Onychomycosis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Warts
  • Arthritis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Diabetic limb preservation
  • Gout
  • Tarsal tunnel
  • Charcot deformity
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Restless leg syndrome

What signs and symptoms might indicate a foot problem?

The most common symptom of a foot problem is pain anywhere in the foot, nail bed, skin, or ankle. Other symptoms of problems with the feet include swelling, redness, open skin, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Sometimes thick calluses and corns are indications of underlying foot problems or ill-fitting shoes that can lead to more serious problems.

Patients who suspect they may have a foot problem should visit Austin Primary Care Physicians. Patients have a high chance of full recovery when treatment is sought as early as possible after the onset of symptoms.

What causes foot problems?

Many foot problems, including blisters, corns, bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, claw and mallet toes, and athlete’s foot develop as the result of poor-fitting shoes, neglect, and wear and tear. In some cases, foot problems are the result of heredity or underlying diseases like diabetes, which decreases circulation to the foot, and gout, which attacks the joints of the foot.

Who is at risk of developing problems with their feet?

Anybody can develop problems with their feet, but these risk factors can increase likelihood:

  • Age
  • Cosmetic foot surgery
  • Gender (women are at higher risk)
  • A job that requires extensive walking, standing, or repetitive foot movement
  • Pregnancy
  • Sports
  • Dancing
  • Weight gain

Stop suffering from foot pain. Call or schedule an appointment online with the experienced team of doctors at Austin Primary Care Physicians. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.

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