Metro Detroit’s Most Recommended Foot Doctors
From routine checkups to surgical treatments, the Premier Foot & Ankle foot doctors are equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs.
From foot and heel pain to ingrown toenails and common foot injuries, our goal is to establish an individualized treatment plan with the highest quality of care available.
play_arrowWe handle a wide variety of foot and ankle services, including:
- Ingrown nails
- Athlete's 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 properly 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.
play_arrowPrimary symptoms include:
- Pain following a twist or injury
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!
Common Fungal Problems
Athlete's 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 toenails. Fungal problems can be the result of the environment created by 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 files 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.
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.