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Palm City Foot Care

Hammertoes in Palm City

Palm City foot care

Palm City foot care

If you are looking for a podiatry practice that provides complete foot care, you will want to come to see us at our podiatry office, Joseph C. Taub. Our Board Certified podiatrist, Dr. Joseph C. Taub, can provide you with complete Palm City foot care, including treatment for hammertoes.

When a patient has a hammertoe, it looks as though their toe is forming the shape of an upside down “v” when viewed from the side. A hammertoe can be either flexible or rigid. When a patient has a flexible hammertoe, the toe can still be straightened out. Most hammertoes will eventually develop into a rigid hammertoe. When a hammertoe is rigid, the toe cannot be straightened out, and can become quite painful. At this point, the patient will most likely need foot surgery in order for the hammertoe to be corrected. When a person has a hammertoe, it means that there is a muscle and ligament balance around the toe joint which causes the middle joint of the toe to bend and become stuck in position. When a person has a hammertoe, they usually have a problem with the top of the toe rubbing against the shoe, and creating irritation. Both men and women can get hammertoes. If you have diabetes, a hammertoe can be a serious problem because the toe may ultimately end up infected or have an ulcer. For diabetic patients, custom orthopedic shoes can be helpful in preventing this from occurring. If you have a flexible hammertoe, there are several treatment options that our podiatrist can provide, as part of your Palm City foot care, which will keep the hammertoe from becoming rigid. A person can actually inherit a predisposition to developing hammertoes because your feet may not be stable and have a flat or a high arch. Arthritis can also contribute to the development of hammertoes as can the normal aging process.

For Palm City foot care, including complete treatment for flexible and rigid hammertoes, contact us today.

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

Gout Treatment in Martin County

Martin County podiatrist

Have you been suffering from gout pain? If so, you know that this can be an extremely painful condition. However, did you know that you can get effective gout treatment from our podiatrist at our practice, Joseph C. Taub. If you would like to receive excellent gout treatment in Martin County, we can certainly help you get expert diagnosis and pain relief at our podiatry practice.

Gout treatment in Martin County

Gout treatment in Martin County

Our top-notch podiatrist is Dr. Joseph C. Taub. Dr. Taub is a board-certified podiatrist who has been providing exemplary care for residents of Martin County for over 24 years. Many patients have come to us suffering from gout. Gout is a very painful condition that most commonly occurs in the joint of the big toe. However, gout can actually affect any joint in the body. Gout is generally treated by medications that are decided by you and your doctor. Medications can be used to treat acute attacks as well as prevent future attacks. Our podiatrist can provide effective gout treatment in Martin County by treating the patient with injection therapy or oral medications such as anti-inflammatories. These medications are also sometimes used together to help keep the patient from experiencing gout pain.

Gout can be diagnosed in several different ways. Our doctor can use a needle to draw fluid from the joint which will show urate crystals under the microscope if gout is present. Blood tests can also be used to measure uric acid in your blood. Ultrasound can also be effectively used to diagnose gout as well as dual energy CT scans. Our podiatrist may want to order some of these tests in order to make a definitive diagnosis of your condition. Gout is actually a kind of arthritis that can cause a sudden, painful attack. This attack will feel like burning pain and stiffness and can be accompanied by swelling. It is important that gout is treated in order to reduce or even eliminate these attacks. If gout attacks are ignored they will eventually bring harm to your joints, tendons or other tissues. Gout commonly occurs in men. If you would like to see our podiatrist regarding gout diagnosis and treatment contact us today. At our office, patients can also receive a wide variety of foot treatments as well as gout treatment in Martin County. Our podiatrist offers treatment for a wide range of foot problems ranging from athlete’s foot, to diabetic foot care to ankle fractures and sprains.

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