Podiatry services offered in Sacramento, CA

If you experience foot or ankle pain and it interferes with your ability to work or exercise, podiatry can identify the underlying cause. At Elite Wound Care, wound care specialist Wayne Rash, DPM, provides complete podiatry care to adults. Dr. Rash has years of experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle issues, including bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis. To make an appointment, call the office in Sacramento, California, or book online today.

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the feet, toes, and ankles. 

Your lower extremities are incredibly tough and support the weight of your upper body. Unfortunately, general wear-and-tear, the natural aging process, and injuries increase the risk of pain and other mobility issues.

If you experience foot or ankle pain, and it doesn’t improve with conservative treatment, contact Dr. Rash at Elite Wound Care right away.

What types of medical issues does podiatry treat?

At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash uses podiatry to treat a wide range of medical issues, including:

  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Warts
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle stability
  • Flat feet
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Neuromas 
  • Geriatric foot care
  • Ankle sprains
  • Toenail fungus
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Dr. Rash also uses podiatry to treat infections, reducing the need for amputation.

When should I consider podiatry?

Make a podiatry appointment at Elite Wound Care if you experience foot or ankle pain and it doesn’t improve within a day or two — especially if the pain gets worse, interferes with your mobility, or prevents you from responsibilities like work.

What happens during a podiatry visit?

At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash provides podiatry on-site. He reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if they’re worse at certain times, and if you’ve tried at-home treatments like rest or activity modification.

Next, Dr. Rash conducts a physical exam. He looks at your foot or ankle, checking for redness, swelling, or bruising. Dr. Rash also checks your range of motion, muscle strength, and reflexes. Then, he observes your gait (walking pattern) and orders a series of X-rays or an MRI to view your bones and joints.

After confirming the source of your symptoms, Dr. Rash develops a custom treatment plan.

What types of treatment does podiatry provide?

At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash provides a full-suite of podiatry treatments. Depending on your age, medical history, and symptoms, he might recommend:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Bunion removal surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Casts or splints
  • Activity modification
  • Wearing comfortable and supportive shoes
  • Wound care
  • Wound debridement

Ultimately, the goal of podiatry is to keep your feet and toes healthy.

To establish podiatry care at Elite Wound Care, make an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.