PODIATRIST

Podiatrists specialize in the study, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of disorders of feet or ankles.

View the list

WHAT IS A PODIATRIST:

Podiatrists specialize in the study, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of disorders of feet or ankles.

WHAT DO PODIATRISTS TREAT:

Click on any of the items below for more information on the ailments a podiatrist treats.

Warts:

Warts are caused by viruses, and when they appear on the foot they are called plantar warts.

Athlete’s foot:

Fungus on the feet causes athlete’s foot. The fungus tends to grow in humid, dark and warm environments, and can cause dry skin, itching, inflammation and blisters.

Ingrown toenails:

When toenails dig into the toes, they can cause considerable pain. Sometimes the nails can grow into the toes and cause infection.

Nail fungus:

Sometimes fungus can grow underneath nail surfaces. This fungus is called onychomycosis and causes the nail to grow darker and smell bad. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other toes, and cause pain that can interfere with daily routines.

Bunions:

These bumps usually show up on the joint at the base of the big toe, causing pain, swelling, roughened skin and redness.

Flat feet:

Feet are meant to absorb the shock of walking and running. Flat feet are less capable of absorbing shock, which leads to foot pain.

Corns and calluses:

Serious calluses and corns can cause foot pain when the thick and hardened dead skin forms pressure and causes friction.

Hammer toes:

Hammer toes usually affect the first joint of a toe and cause toes to be permanently bent. They can cause foot pain, redness and swelling in the affected joint, pain in the ball of the foot, formation of corns on the top of the joint and restricted movement.

Sports injuries:

Podiatrists can help diagnose and treat common sports injuries, including ankle and foot sprains, tendonitis and Achilles tendon ruptures.

Diabetic ulcers:

These open sores or wounds affect an estimated 15% of people with diabetes. They usually occur on the sole of the foot and if left untreated can become infected.

Heel pain:

Heel pain can be caused by many things, including heel spurs (protrusions of bone from the heel bone), plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

FIND A PODIATRIST NEAR YOU

Postal Code / Address:
Radius:
TitleAddressDescription
Westhills Medicentres 220 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8

Phone: 403 240 0090

Southtrail Medicentres #82, 4307-130 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8

Phone:  403 257 9075

Pleasantview Medicentres 11076 - 51 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6H 0L4

Phone: 780 436 8071

Country Hills Medicentres #220, 5149 Country Hills Blvd, Calgary, AB T3A 5K8

Phone: 403 241 8848

Belmont Medicentres 2903 137 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5A 5G8

Phone:  780 475 7070