Common Foot Problems

If you have foot problems, High Point Foot Center is here to help.

Expert podiatry care for the whole family
High Point Foot Center is your professional podiatrist clinic in High Point, NC. We specialize in feet and offer expert medical care for all kinds of uncomfortable foot conditions. Take care of your feet with a visit to your local foot doctor.
Below you will find some of our most common foot problems. We offer expert advice and treatment in all areas. Surgical options are also available.

Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves such as diabetic neuropathy. This, in turn, may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. You may not notice a foot injury until severe damage or infection develops.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.
You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you have:
  • Foot arch problems (both flat feet and high arches) 
  • Long-distance running, especially running downhill or on                     uneven surfaces 
  • Sudden weight gain or obesity 
  • Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles
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Bunions

An enlargement on the side of the foot near the base of the big toe (hallux). The enlargement is made up of a bursa (fluid filled sac) under the skin. The term bunion is also commonly used to describe a structural (bony) deformity called hallux abducto valgus (HAV). Bunions can be painful and can be aggravated by activity and wearing tight shoes.

Hammertoes

A hammer toe is also sometimes referred to as a claw toe or mallet toe. It involves a deformity of the toe where there is an imbalance in the pull of the tendons. Either the tendon on top of the toe pulls harder or the tendon on the bottom of the toe pulls harder. This results in a curling up of the toe.
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Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hard skin. They usually develop due to rubbing or irritation over a boney prominence. The hard, thick skin is called a corn if it is on your toe and it is called a callous if it is somewhere else on your foot.

Ingrown Nails

An ingrown toenail can occur for various reasons. The sides or corners of the toenail usually curve down and put pressure on the skin. Sometimes the toenail pierces the skin and then continues to grow into the skin. This may cause redness, swelling, pain and sometimes infection.

Plantar Warts (plantar verucca)

Plantar warts are caused by a virus. Plantar means bottom of the foot, but warts can occur other places on the foot and toes as well. Plantar warts can be painful depending on where they are located. Sometimes they are mistaken for calluses because layers of hard skin can build up on top of the wart.

Toenail Fungus (onychomycosis)

A fungal infection in your toenails may cause the nails to become discolored, thickened, crumbly or loose. There are different causes and treatment options available.
If you have foot problems, visit Highpoint, NC's expert foot doctor

Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis)

Athlete's foot is a common skin condition that can affect everyone, not just athletes. It is caused by a fungus. It may cause redness, itchiness, tiny bumps filled with fluid or peeling skin. It is most commonly located between the toes or on the bottom of the feet.

Orthotics

Orthotics can help correct postural issues and subsequent problems in the rest of the body. They are medical shoe inserts that are custom made for your foot and specific problem. Incorrect foot alignment, abnormal walking patterns and common conditions like flat feet can be rectified with orthotics. They can relieve and prevent pain in your feet, legs, knees, hips or back.

Advice

The expert team at High Point Foot Center can provide you with professional advice on how to maintain healthy feet. Certain exercises, hygiene treatments, devices and proper footwear can help prevent further problems with your feet. Trust High Point's local foot doctor to give you the right advice on caring for your feet.

Treatment

High Point Foot Center treats a wide range of foot problems and related complaints including skin conditions, postural issues, flat feet, heel pain, diabetic foot, foot pain, injury and more! Our foot doctor in High Point provides ongoing rehabilitation care and recovery support. You'll be back on your feet in no time.
If you have foot problems, visit Highpoint, NC's expert foot doctor

Our services include:

  • Diabetic and Pediatric Foot Care 
  • Foot Surgery, Fractures and Sprains 
  • Orthotics and Flat Feet 
  • Calluses, Warts, Ingrown Nails and Corns 
  • Heel Pain and Bunions
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