From routine checkups to treatments for particular problems, our doctors are equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
What makes our practice different from others?
- A serious commitment to continued learning. The doctors regularly attend lectures and educational courses through out the year. This allows us to remain current and to be sure that we provide the best care possible for our patients.
- We offer Minimally Invasive Surgery. This is usually performed in-office, under local anesthesia. It has the advantage of being less traumatic than other types. It is not for every patient or condition, but should be looked into if surgery is contemplated. It works especially well for soft corns, between the toes as well as heel pain.
- We participate with the Medicare Diabetic Shoe program. We dispense Diabetic shoes and custom insoles for those that qualify under this program.
- We offer custom orthotics or insoles as well as prefabricated, over-the-counter insoles
- Dr. Eswarathasan has specialized training in Osteopathic Manipulation of the foot and ankle. This is used extensively in our office for mechanical problems such as heel pain, ankle sprains and neuromas. It has helped us avoid surgery in many instances. We are one of the few offices to have this specialized training.
- We are very kid-friendly and offer diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric foot ailments including making custom orthotics for flat, painful feet, and painless treatment of warts and ingrowns.
- We offer house calls to those who qualify.
- Prompt scheduling: same day appointments are often available
- Emergencies are seen as soon as possible
- We usually run on time with our appointments - emergencies can sometimes happen causing a back up in the office but this is a rarity. If there any delays, our staff lets you know and offers alternatives.
- Fully computerized and electronic insurance claim submission for patient convenience
- The doctors actually listen and do not rush you out
Conditions that we treat in our practice (partial list) For full definitions, click on the conditions tab above.
- Achilles tendinitis
- Ankle instability
- Ankle sprains
- Arthritis of the foot and ankle
- Athlete's foot
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic foot problems
- Flat feet
- Fungus toenails
- Geriatric foot troubles
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on either side of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. R
Bunions are excess bony growths on the big-toe joint that can become swollen and tender. This can also cause the big-toe to turn in, effecting the 2d toe.
Flat feet are a common finding. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Occasionally, however, the ankles begin to "turn over" and cause further problems.
A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. This can lead to painful cons and difficulty wearing shoes. .
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe any of several approaches to relieve your pain as quickly as possible.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin being rubbed between the underlying bone and the shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools, although it can occur spontaneously, as well.