Dr. Brooks and his staff are well-trained and equipped to handle all of your foot care needs. We offer on-site diagnostic and surgical facilities saving you time and money. We provide a comfortable, friendly environment where we strive to take the pain out of going to the doctor.
Many patients suffer from hundreds of arthritis-related diseases. There are many treatment options to help minimize the symptoms.
Athlete's foot -
Athlete's foot is a skin condition caused by a fungus. This condition can also lead to mycotic nails.
Bunions can be embarrassing and often painful. They can limit the shoes we wear and the amount of time we can spend on our feet. Whether your mother handed these down to you or not, you do not have to live with painful bunions.
Children's Feet -
Keeping your children's feet healthy is very important. Make sure you are following proper foot care techniques.
Diabetes often causes circulatory and neurological problems. Dr. Brooks will help you keep your feet healthy with proper diabetic education and podiatric care.
The latest technology is now available for heel pain in the form of a non-invasive, painless wave-therapy called Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Therapy or EPAT.
Foot and Ankle Injuries-
Unfortunately these injuries happen to the best of us. Most times we can treat these injuries very easily on our office. We have the latest in digital radiographic technology which can save you a costly trip to the emergency room.
Should conservative methods fail, surgical intervention may be the next step. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.
Gout - (See Arthritis)
Hammertoe Syndrome -
A hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side. Any toe can be involved, but the condition usually affects the second through fifth toes, known as the lesser digits. Hammertoes are more common to females than males.
Heel pain is not normal and you do not have to live with it. In fact, plantar fascitis, or "heel spur syndrome", is one of the most successfully treated foot disorders. For most cases, progressive but conservative therapies such as custom orthotics or physical therapy can cure this condition. The latest technology is now available for heel pain in the form of a non-invasive, painless wave-therapy called EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Therapy). Also available are minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic surgical correction.
MLS Laser Therapy for Pain - This laser is a dual-waved, synchronized, fully robotic MLS Laser that uses specific wavelengths of light which have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. As a result, the cells of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles repair themselves faster. In simple terms, the laser energy kickstarts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery. So, no matter if you have chronic pain from a prior injury or surgery, or a new acute injury, our laser therapy can work for you
Laser treatment for toenail fungus - The PinPointe FootLaser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light
passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At
the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.
Nail Problems - Nail problems such as ingrown nails can often abscess, becoming infected. This can be due to injury, hosiery, shoes, or even cutting the nail improperly. There is no reason to wait and suffer with this painful problem.
Neuromas- Neuromas often present with symptoms including numbness and tingling of the toes, burning sensation of the foot or feet People often describe feeling like there is a rock in their shoe.
Neuropathy - Peripheral neuropathy is damage of the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves—the nerves in your toes and fingertips—are the ones on the periphery of your body. When the nerves are damaged, they don't function properly. People with peripheral neuropathy have decreased or abnormal sensation in their toes and fingers. Sometimes, they develop problems moving these parts of the body as well.
Orthotics - Balance is everything. Your feet were designed to work hard. Sometimes they just need a little help. Orthotics work to balance and support the musculoskeletal system to reduce overuse and fatigue. From children with flat feet to the triathlete, orthotic devices are custom-made to match your foot's architecture. For every activity, whether it be walking, running, golfing or hiking, Dr. Brooks can help you achieve maximum performance with comfort!
Rearfoot Surgery- Many conditions can affect the back portion of the foot and ankle. Fortunately, many of these problems can be resolved through conservative treatments. However when pain persists or deformity occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle.
Warts - Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but technically only those on the sole are properly called plantar warts. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults; some people seem to be immune.
Payment for Services
We are contracted with most major health insurance plans including:
Tricare for Life
If you do not see your insurance plan listed, call the customer service number located on your card to see if we are in-network providers.
We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MC, Discover and Care Credit for other services not covered by your insurance.
American Podiatric Medical Association (2015). Foot Health. Retreived from: http://www.apma.org/learn/FootHealthList.cfm?navItemNumber=498
To learn more about your specific foot condition, visit the APMA website at www.APMA.org or call for an appointment.