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Foot Health Center - Dr. Thomas H. Walter, D.P.M

Services

Foot Health Center is proud to offer you the following services:


Diabetic Shoes and Arch Supports

Dr. Walter provides diabetic shoes, over-the-counter orthotics and custom made orthotics.


Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus usually occurring between the toes and the bottoms of the feet. The signs include drying skin, itching, scaling, inflammation and blisters which often lead to the cracking of the skin.


Bone Spurs

A bone spur is an overgrowth of the bone as a result of trauma or reactive stress of a ligament or tendon. This growth can cause pain and even restrict motion of a joint, depending on its location and size, Dr. Walter will determine the treatment based on the size, location and symptoms of the bone spur.


Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe moves out of place. Since this joint carries a lot of weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. Often assoiated with flat feet, orthotics are routinely recommended.


Ingrown and Fungus Nails

Ingrown toenails are the most common nail impairment. This occurs when the corners or sides of nails dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to swelling and irritation. Fungal nails is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of the nail, and is caused by various forms of fungi which are commonly found throughout the environment. Diabetics are especially prone to fungal nails.


Corns & Callouses

A callous is a buildup of dead skin cells, usually on the sole of the foot while a corn is a thickening of the skin on bony prominences, always on the toe. There are several forms of treatment which Dr. Walter can discuss with you.


Gout

Gout is an extremely painful condition caused by a buildup of uric acid. Dr. Walter will commonly treat gout with steroids and other anti-inflamatory medications.