Podiatry is an important aspect of the services we provide at Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery, but it is an area of medicine that is a mystery to many people.
Simply put, Podiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and study of medical disorders of the foot, ankle, and structures of the lower leg. In layman’s terms a foot doctor. At Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery, we manage the effect that the foot has on the entire body, as well as the body’s effect on the feet. We believe that healthy foot function is paramount to good posture, which comes into play throughout the human kinetic chain. We believe in team care with a holistic outlook.
At Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery, Dr. Kathren McCarty directs our podiatry care. She is trained in the latest surgical advances in both internal and external fixation, minimally invasive techniques, and arthroscopy. Read Dr. McCarty’s credentials as one of San Antonio’s most qualified foot doctors.
What are some of the conditions with the feet and lower legs that are treated by a Podiatrist?
At Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery we are experts in sports medicine, the injuries, and conditions that arise from training and sports participation. Overall, these are areas we specialize in:
Does Dr. McCarty (and podiatrists in general) perform surgery?
Podiatric surgery is a specialty within the field of podiatry. Dr. McCarty is an expert in the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the feet and lower legs. The goal is to return functionality of the foot and ankle areas. These surgeries can be in response to joint and ligament issues, as well as congenital deformities. Before moving onto any operation (except in the case of emergencies, of course), Dr. McCarty first exhausts all more conservative treatment approaches. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. McCarty, one of the most foremost respected Podiatrists in not only San Antonio, but also the nation.
Does Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery specialize in podiatric sports medicine?
Sports Podiatry is a specialty of Dr. McCarty. It involves having extensive experience in the diagnosis of foot and lower limb problems as they relate to overuse and sports injuries. Sports podiatry at Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery covers two areas: foot and lower limb chronic overuse injuries, and mechanical performance enhancement to attempt to minimize future injuries. These are some areas of focus:
- Joint mobilization
- Advanced biomechanical assessments
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Advanced functional orthotic therapy
- Exercise rehabilitation
What can I do to take care of my feet?
These are some steps we recommend at Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery to keep your feet healthy:
- Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, swelling, and red spots.
- Wash your feet every day.
- Mind your diabetes so that it doesn’t affect your circulation to your feet.
- Apply lotion daily on the tops and bottoms, but not between the toes.
- Smooth corns and calluses with a pumice stone.
- Keep your toenails in line.
- Wear shoes when walking outside.
- Keep the blood flowing to your feet by wiggling your toes and ankles for five minutes twice a day, and put your feet up when sitting.
- Be more active.
A healthy and happy body are only a click or call away. Call Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery today for a consultation appointment; 210-696-9000