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Stuart Podiatric Surgeon

Foot surgery in Stuart

Stuart podiatric surgeon

Stuart podiatric surgeon

Foot surgery can make a huge positive difference in how you feel, including in cases of recurring conditions and chronic foot problems. At the office of Joseph C. Taub, our Stuart podiatric surgeon always seeks to utilize the most non-invasive form of treatment as the first option. However, when a surgical procedure is the most appropriate choice for getting the desired outcome, you can count on gentle, expert care.

One situation for which surgery is typically done is to correct a rigid hammertoe. This is when your toe bends and stays in the flexed state, with no movement available to the toe at all. Some instances of flexible hammertoe may also benefit from the work of our Stuart podiatric surgeon, but rigid ones nearly always will. The repair of a torn tendon or ligament is also done surgically, as is setting of a compound fracture of the ankle bone or any other bone in your foot. Even flat feet may sometimes be the subject of remedy by procedure. In all such cases, the priority of our Stuart podiatric surgeon is to restore an optimal degree of foot health. The good news is that many of these treatments can be done right here at our office, and even if they have to be done at a hospital, it will be an outpatient procedure. You will not need to stay overnight except for rare cases. Only the most advanced methods and equipment are used for your surgery, and because of Dr. Taub’s experience in performing foot surgery, you can be assured of the best chances for an optimal result.

Whether the applicable treatment is surgery or not, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away so that we can set up a convenient appointment for you to come in to have your foot examined and evaluated.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800

Foot Ulcer in Stuart

Treating foot ulcers in Stuart

Foot ulcer in Stuart

Foot ulcer in Stuart

Dr. Joseph C. Taub, Board Certified Podiatrist, has been providing the highest quality care to the residents of Martin County and the surrounding areas for over 24 years. Whatever troubles are ailing your foot, ankle or leg, such as a foot ulcer in Stuart, we will do everything we can to bring you the relief you have been seeking. We are dedicated to improving your quality of life and getting back on your feet to your active lifestyle. Not only do we believe in providing our patients with the best podiatric care possible; we also believe in supplying our patients with all the information needed to make educated decisions about their medical care. We have informative and educational video on our website for your review. Our staff have the extensive training and compassion to assist with all types of foot problems from children to seniors with a strong emphasis on non-surgical treatment. Surgery is available but is utilized only as a last resort.

If you suffer from a foot ulcer in Stuart, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Taub is a Diplomate in wound care. Foot ulcers are sores on the feet that can involve just the skin’s surface or can develop into more serious wounds, possibly leading to the loss of a limb. People with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are particularly susceptible to foot ulcers. In fact, about 15 percent of all people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives. Practicing good foot care can prevent foot ulcers before they start. There are other contributing factors as well. Leg and foot ulcers can be a problem for people with nerve damage due to alcoholism, those with vascular issues, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and sickle cell anemia, among other conditions.

An ulcer on the foot looks like a red sore, most commonly found on the ball of the foot or under the big toe. If the sore gets infected, you will see pus and it will smell bad. Untreated foot ulcers can develop gangrene and lead to an amputation. To prevent this from happening, your foot ulcer in Stuart will be diagnosed to see how deep the wound goes. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your wound. The ulcer on the foot is cleaned and any dead or dying tissue is removed. A cream that promotes healing may be applied and the wound is dressed. Dr. Taub will provide you with numerous suggestions to encourage healing. For this or any other podiatric condition, make an appointment to see this compassionate healer.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800

Martin County Podiatry Office

Treating bunions, warts and hammertoes in Martin County

Martin County podiatry office

Martin County podiatry office

If you are looking for an expert podiatry practice that can address all of your foot concerns, you should plan a visit to see us at Joseph C. Taub podiatry practice. Our expert and highly trained board certified podiatrist is Dr. Joseph C. Taub. He has been providing the highest quality of podiatry care to patients in our area for over 24 years. When you are looking for a great Martin County podiatry office, you can do no better than to come in and see us at our practice.

At our Martin County podiatry office, we are fully dedicated to providing our patients with accurate diagnosis and treatment for all foot, ankle, or leg problems. We want our patients to be able to go through their lives comfortably, without experiencing any type of foot pain. Our podiatrist treats many different types of foot problems, and commonly sees patients who need treatment for bunions, warts, and hammertoes. Whether you are receiving conservative or surgical treatment for these foot problems, Dr. Taub will be able to provide you with the treatment that you need. Warts are a problem that is caused by a virus. They can be treated with either a topical medication or by surgical excision.

Many people go through their lives with bunions, without needing to receive any type of treatment for them. However, if bunions are constantly irritated, they may increase in size. Sometimes bunions increase to the point that they need to receive surgical treatment because they are so large and painful. At the first sign of any bunion pain, you will want to come in to see our podiatrist so that he will be able to provide you with treatment to relieve the pain, and to hopefully keep the bunion from getting worse. If you want to have the bunion surgically removed, our podiatrist will be able to do that as well with a specific surgical treatment which will be discussed with you in detail. Hammertoes can be either rigid hammertoes or flexible hammertoes. If you develop a hammertoe, your toe will create a “v” shape. It is important that you see our podiatrist when this first occurs and non-surgical treatment can be provided. If a flexible hammertoe is left untreated, the hammertoe will become a rigid hammertoe and will be unable to be moved out of the “v” shape. At this point, you will need to have foot surgery. For an appointment to meet with our doctor at our Martin County podiatry office, contact us today.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800