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At Casper Orthopedics, our fellowship-trained foot doctors are the experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating foot injuries and conditions.
Foot doctors have a deep level of understanding of the many tiny bones, joints, ligaments, and other tissues that make up the foot. They use their knowledge to assess the damage that has been done and then offer a treatment solution. Foot doctors usually work with a wide range of patients from young children just beginning to walk to seniors who are experiencing foot pain after many years on their feet.
Conditions can range from deformities that are present at birth and issues that often happen in adulthood, such as bunions or plantar fasciitis, to issues that are typically more common in seniors, like osteoarthritis. Experienced foot doctors know how to diagnose and treat the full range of foot conditions and choose the best treatment options, which range from hands-on therapies and medications to surgeries using the latest state-of-the-art technology to assist them.
When Should You Visit a Foot Doctor?
It's important to be aware of the specific issues surrounding your foot pain so you can tell your foot doctor specifically what you are experiencing. Sharing this information with your doctor can help him or her better understand what might be causing your pain and what treatments to offer. Here are some common symptoms that people with foot conditions experience:
- Bony lump on the side of the big toe
- Burning or tingling on the bottom of the foot
- Inflamed or irritated joints
- Pain and stiffness that makes walking difficult
- Pain that radiates from your ankle down into your foot
- Sole of foot near the heel is painful
- Swelling at nighttime
If you have any of these symptoms or are experiencing another type of foot or ankle pain, you may have one of the following medical conditions:
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains or strains
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Tendon tears
To treat your foot condition or injury, our foot doctors will exhaust all conservative treatment options before recommending surgery. Please be assured that if foot surgery is necessary, our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to perform the latest surgical procedures.
Our foot specialists understand that foot and ankle pain can alter your daily lifestyle and are dedicated to getting you back to the activities you love. To schedule an appointment at one of our four locations in Casper, Douglas, Riverton, or Worland, please call (307) 265-7205 or click on the Appointment Request button.
If immediate attention is required for your foot injury or condition, you can visit our OrthoCare Now at our Casper location on Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.
Experience Proven Results at Casper Orthopedics
Our board-certified orthopedic doctor and surgeons at Casper Orthopedics, Trevor P. Gessel, M.D., Eric H. Linford, M.D., and Matthew E. Mitchell, M.D., provide compassionate, experienced orthopedic care for injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. Our foot specialists have focused their practice on the foot and ankle and have both completed fellowship training specifically in foot and ankle surgery, which is an extra year of schooling that concentrates on a specific body part or area of specialty, like sports medicine. With this additional training, our foot doctors have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat your foot or ankle condition or injury.
Working closely with our foot surgeons, our specialty-trained physical and occupational therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our entire team is focused on developing a treatment plan that is specific to your goals and needs in order to get you back to your active lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic foot surgeons, please call (307) 265-7205 or request an appointment online.