Compassionate, Comprehensive Foot Care for the Whole Family
Your feet are meant to carry you for a lifetime. From youthful play and long summer days, to active hobbies and careers, to mobility and independence in old age, healthy feet and ankles are crucial for whole body health and happiness.
At Family Foot Care & Surgery, our board-certified foot specialist Dr. Sanjay Patel provides a full range of foot and ankle services to patients young and old—always with a smile and a gentle touch. We promise you our full attention, an honest and caring approach, and high quality care.
Read on to learn more about some of our podiatric services.
Nail fungus is a common infection that can be very embarrassing. The fungus causes nails to become yellow, thickened, and ragged, and although it probably won’t hurt you physically, it can significantly affect your self-confidence and happiness. Our office provides an advanced laser therapy treatment that is safe, free from side effects, and has proven significantly more effective than traditional medical remedies.
Ingrown toenails are often painful, frequently frustrating, and may return again and again without care. When the edges or corners of the nail dig into the flesh, they not only create physical distress, but can also open the door to infections and other complications. Fortunately, we can help you alleviate the problem through conservative measures, as well as remove ingrown toenails surgically and even prevent them from coming back.
A bulging bump on the side of your big toe can cause lots of problems. Pain, swelling, trouble walking, and difficulty wearing your favorite pair of shoes are just a few of the most common ones. Bunions won’t get better over time, and ignoring them will only allow the problem to worsen. The good news, though, is that you have treatment options, from conservative strategies to manage the pain to surgical correction.
If you’ve ever been a parent, we’re sure you’ll agree: no concern is more important or pressing than the health and safety of your child. Yet children are prone to a wide variety of foot and ankle problems, from congenital deformities, to ingrown nails, to heel pain, flat feet, and more. Dr. Patel specializes in caring for even the tiniest feet and ankles, and always treats both parent and child with the utmost care, compassion, gentleness, and warmth.
Chronic heel pain is probably the #1 complaint we hear from patients. Just about everyone will experience it on some level at least once in their lives, but chronic heel pain that lasts for weeks and keeps you from enjoying your life should be evaluated and treated by our team of specialists. Most heel pain conditions respond well to conservative treatments like footwear changes, orthotics, stretches, injections, ice, and other techniques.
Foot pain that gets in the way of life should never be ignored. Our team can provide effective care for a wide range of diagnoses.
As a board-certified podiatrist with more than two decades of experience, Dr. Patel is trained to provide comprehensive conservative and surgical care for a thorough range of foot and ankle conditions. From sports injuries and traumatic fractures to neuropathy, diabetes, wound care, vascular conditions, and more, if you have any concerns about the health of your feet and legs, we are here to help you. Just call us at (203) 876-7736 to schedule an appointment at our Milford or Hamden offices.
Your feet are your foundation. You need them to remain stable and strong and continue to move around without pain. Sometimes, however, they need extra support. This is where custom orthotics help. Though wear and tear or a biomechanical deficiency, you may develop injuries and discomfort in your lower limbs. An orthotic can offer cushioning or stabilization to protect them and relieve pain.