Think about the role your feet and ankles play — these relatively small areas are responsible for the support, mobility and balance of your entire body. The experienced podiatry team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute provides the necessary podiatry services to ensure that you don’t miss a step. For expert podiatry care, call the Paris office to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Long, our very own Podiatrist.

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the field of medicine that concentrates on foot and ankle care. David Long, DPM at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute is experienced in treating all types of foot and ankle problems and provide advanced techniques, surgical options, and physical therapy in the treatment of ankle and foot conditions.

Why would I need a podiatrist?

Consider the fact that your feet contain nearly a quarter of the bones in your body — 56 to be exact — and each foot contains 30 joints and upwards of 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that all need to work together to provide you with support, mobility, and balance.

To say that your feet and ankles are complex is an understatement, which is why you need a specialist who’s well versed in the structure and care of your feet and ankles. The Team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute can help you maintain your foot health.

What conditions fall under podiatry?

At West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute the team treats the full spectrum of conditions that affect your feet and ankles, including:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Severe ankle sprains
  • Complex foot and ankle fractures
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes
  • Tendon injuries
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Heel pain, including plantar fasciitis and bone spurs

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the sheer number of problems that can affect your feet and ankles.

What are the typical treatments that a podiatrist offers?

This question is a difficult one to answer since it depends upon your unique situation. West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute offers effective treatments of minor issues like an ingrown toenail to more complex conditions of the foot and ankle like Achilles tendon tears and fractures.

The team starts with conservative treatments when possible but has the necessary expertise to get more aggressive in resolving your foot or ankle problem, including surgical solutions. Rest assured, the team leaves no stone unturned when it comes to your foot and ankle care.

To learn more about podiatry services at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute, call the office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.