Feeling so much better. My feet are doing great! Thank you, Dr. Patel!
Chrystyna M., Orange, CT
Any number of problems can afflict your feet—and often, one condition can lead to another if not addressed. Most people don’t think about how important it is to take care of their feet until a problem arises. Then they are reminded just how necessary their body’s biggest supporters really are.
Dr. Sanjay Patel specializes in many areas of foot and ankle care. With careful, conservative treatment, he is able to reduce or completely eliminate patients’ pain and improve conditions in their feet and ankles.
You can injure your foot many ways—any activity that involves using your feet, especially vigorously, comes with the risk of landing improperly and causing damage. However it happens, the pain and impairment slows you down and weakens your foot. Ankle sprains, fractures, shin splints, and sports injuries are just a few of the common harms that can befall your feet and ankles.
With diabetes, fluctuating blood sugar levels cause damage to your blood vessels, internal organs, nerves, and immune system. This makes it much harder for your body to carry out normal functions and repair itself when things go wrong. Because your nerves are damaged, too, you are more at risk for incurring an injury and not noticing until it becomes serious. Dr. Patel works with diabetic patients to establish regular care and healthy habits like self-inspections to catch problems right away and get treatment.
You can pick up fungus in the environment around you. Once it gets onto your skin, with the right atmosphere, it can begin to grow—damaging your skin and nails and leading to embarrassing, uncomfortable feet. Athlete’s foot and fungal toenails are two common infections. Fortunately, Dr. Patel uses cutting-edge technology to eradicate stubborn infections, such as laser treatment for fungal toenails.
Your nails can incur damage from things other than fungus, too. Trauma to the nail and ingrown toenails are common uncomfortable afflictions. Damage to your toenails can be painful, and can also open your toe up to infection. Dealing with nail problems right away helps you avoid complications later.
Toes help you balance, stabilize your foot, and push off to move forward. When they have a problem, your mobility can suffer. Injuries from trauma, damage from bad shoes, and inflammation of joints can all be very painful and limiting. Common problems include bunions, hammertoes, stiff or rigid big toes, turf toe, and intoeing, among other things.
Dr. Sanjay Patel cares for many other injuries and conditions of the feet and ankles. Other issues he treats include:
If you or someone you care about are experiencing any sort of foot or ankle pain or weakness, don’t ignore it and hope it gets better on its own. Seek help and deal with your condition. Here at Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. we are dedicated to confronting and eliminating your foot discomfort and setting you on the path to healthy feet. For an appointment or more information, visit the contact page online or call one of our two Connecticut offices: (203) 876-7736 to reach us in Milford, and (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location.