Sterling Heights's Most Recommended Ingrown Nail Treatment Center
Premier Foot & Ankle is Sterling Heights's leading source for complete foot and ankle care, ingrown nail treatment, heel pain and more. Healthy feet are key to our overall well-being and is important to our daily lives. That's why giving them proper treatment from a caring foot doctor is essential. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain of any kind, we encourage you to give us a call.
The initial visit routinely consists of a problem focused foot examination where we will evaluate your neurologic and vascular status as well as your foot structure, which will guide us in the proper treatment of your foot and/or ankle complaints. Routinely, x-rays are usually taken on your first visit to better help in the treatment of your foot or ankle concerns. From routine checkups to common foot injuries, the doctors at Premier Foot & Ankle are equipped to handle all of your needs.
Dr. Militello is dedicated to saving feet and improving lives.
Dr. Militello provides quality, comforting, foot care for all his patients' podiatric needs and takes great pride in treating his patients as his own family members. His comprehensive 3-year residency included intense training in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle Trauma, and Wound Care.
Dr. Militello is on staff at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Troy Beaumont Hospital, Macomb Wound Care, and Henry Ford Hospital.
Foot, Heel and Ankle Pain Treatment in Sterling Heights, MI
From foot and heel pain to ingrown toe nails and common foot injuries, our goal is to establish an individualized treatment plan with the highest quality of care available.Your feet play a primary role in the support and mobility of your body. Injuries to the feet or ankles can be debilitating and dramatically affect one's ability to perform simple day-to-day tasks -- but our foot doctors are here to help.
play_arrowWe handle a wide variety of foot and ankle services, including:
- Ingrown nails
- Athletes foot
- Ankle sprains
- Diabetic foot
- Hammer toe
- Flat feet
- Limb salvage and preservation
- & more
Ankle & Heel Pains
Your heel is the largest bone in your foot! It's responsible for breaking the weight of your entire body. At some point, many people develop some sort of heel pain, whether it's on the underside or back of the heel.
In most cases, heel pain is not a symptom of a serious underlying health condition, since the majority of these conditions can be avoided by wearing proper fitted shoes. However, it can affect a person's quality of life, including the ability to stand, walk, or exercise without discomfort.
Just Like Feet, Your Ankles Are Prone to Pain and Discomfort
Your ankles are comprised of several different tendons, ligaments, and bones that facilitate movement and also bear your weight. In many cases, ankle pain goes away on its own -- especially when it is the result of a minor injury. But sometimes medical intervention is necessary to relieve discomfort and restore mobility. The most common causes of ankle pain are typically sprains, fractures, and shin splints.
Primary symptoms include:
- Pain following a twist or injury
Common Fungal Problems
Athletes foot and fungal nails are common fungal problems with feet. Mold thrives in dark, warm, and most areas. On the feet, it can grow on and between toes, soles, and toe nails. Fungal problems can be a result of the environment (socks, heat, shoes, etc.), or a weakened immunity from disorders such as diabetes.
Fungal nails are typically more resistant and difficult to treat than Athlete's foot. These infections are typically underneath the surface of the nail and are often accompanied by a secondary bacterial infection affecting the nail plate. Ultimately, this can lead to difficulty and pain when walking or running.
play_arrowPrevent toenail fungus by:
- Wearing shoes in public showers
- Keep your feet clean and dry
- Don't share nail clippers or nail filers with others
- Disinfect home pedicure tools and make sure the tools used in salons have been cleaned properly
Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as swimming pools or public showers. Symptoms can range from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters that typically start between the toes or on the arch and may spread to the bottom of the foot.
Depending on the type of infection you have, there are different types of treatment options for your fungal problems.
See what our patients have to say:
"I have never seen a Doctor with such dedication and enthusiasm for their profession. Dr. Militello's diagnosis found a more severe problem that was treated and saved my life. I will be forever grateful." Jim Niedbala
If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, fungus, ingrown toenails, or an injury of any kind, we encourage you to give our office a call -- we want you to love your feet as much as we do! To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (586) 948-9417.