Podiatry Specialist

Innovation Medical Group

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery & Wound Care

Your foot is a mechanical marvel that absorbs shock, propels you forward, and balances your body weight. When something goes wrong, podiatry offers the care you need. The doctors of podiatric medicine at Innovation Medical Group diagnose and treat all foot and ankle problems, from common conditions to complex fractures and wound care. The practice has offices in Salt Lake City, Layton, and St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls and Meridian, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule an appointment, book online or call the nearest office today.

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialized field of medicine devoted to diagnosing and treating conditions affecting your foot and ankle. 

Doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) complete podiatric medical school, receive three years of hospital residency training, and may go on to complete advanced fellowship training.

As highly qualified physicians, the team at Innovation Medical Group treats common foot conditions, deformities, and injuries, performs foot and ankle surgery, and specializes in sports medicine and wound care.

What common foot conditions do podiatrists treat?

When you experience foot pain, the podiatry specialists at Innovation Medical Group restore your health and help you get back to your active lifestyle. These are just a few examples of the problems they frequently treat:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Hammertoe
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Gout
  • Achilles injuries
  • Corns and calluses
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Toenail fungus
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

The team also has extensive experience treating fractures and other acute injuries.

Does podiatry include wound care?

Innovation Medical Group specializes in treating foot and ankle wounds that don't heal. These wounds most often develop in people with limited blood flow due to diabetes and peripheral artery disease.

Once a wound develops, it needs enough oxygen-rich blood to heal; without blood, the wound quickly enlarges to cause an ulcer. Diabetic foot ulcers and arterial ulcers don't heal on their own. Without intensive wound care, ulcers can cause an infection and tissue death, or put you at risk of needing an amputation. 

As soon as an ulcer appears, seek wound treatment from Innovation Medical Group. They use today's most advanced diagnostic tools and dressings to promote healing and prevent serious skin and bone infections.

What treatments does podiatry offer?

The team treats foot and ankle conditions with conservative therapies, including:

  • Walking boot, splint, or cast
  • Custom orthotics
  • Steroid injections
  • Shoe inserts
  • Exercises
  • Oral and topical medications
  • Laser treatments

If you still have symptoms after conservative treatments, your provider may recommend surgery to repair the underlying problem and restore normal foot function.

What type of podiatric surgery might I need?

Though Innovation Medical Group always starts your treatment with nonsurgical therapies, they're also highly skilled surgeons. Their experience includes the full scope of surgical techniques for many foot conditions, such as complex fractures, deformities (bunions and hammertoes), nerve pain, joint degeneration, torn tendons and ligaments, and infections.

If you need expert care for foot pain, call Innovation Medical Group or book an appointment online today.