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When you have pain in your feet and need a healthy foot check-up, our Orange County podiatrist, Dr. Salma Aziz, can provide you with relief. Our office specializes in pain management and all types of problems and conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

Dr. Salma Aziz possesses years of experience in the field. Education and consultation is a priority at our office, so that our patients can make informed decision about their care with surgery and other invasive treatment methods being used as a last resort. Many of our patients find relief without needing any type of foot surgery. With lifestyle changes, shoe modifications, custom orthotics, and other methods, we can help you to manage your conditions.

There are many things that can contribute to pain in the feet and ankles. We specialize in foot and ankle surgery, bunion removal,

laser treatment for fungus of the toenails, plantar fasciitis correction, and diabetes care, among many others. Here are some of the things we specialize in:

Diabetes and Foot Pain

Orange County Podiatrist by Mission Viejo Foot and Ankle Surgeon (1)Diabetic foot pain is related to a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. This is characterized by the nerves of the feet being affected by diabetes. There are three main types of peripheral neuropathy:

  • Sensory neuropathy, where there is little to no sensation in the foot
  • Motor neuropathy, where there is difficulty moving the foot
  • Autonomic neuropathy, where blood pressure, digestion, heart rate, and other bodily functions are affected

For many patients, insurance covers all or part of diabetic special needs, such as custom orthotics and specialized shoes. Our Orange County podiatrist will carefully measure and scan your feet to ensure that you are wearing the right shoes and have the right support. Ideally, this will reduce pain and foot fatigue, as well as reduce your risk of injury.

Plantar Fasciitis and Bunions

Orange County Podiatrist by Mission Viejo Foot and Ankle Surgeon (2)Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of tissue that connects the toes to the heel. Patients with plantar fasciitis often feel a stabbing pain in the bottom of their foot. This condition can be managed without surgery, but sometimes surgery is needed to relieve tension in the plantar fascia.

Removing bunions is a simple surgery performed by our Orange County podiatrist. This procedure involves the use of a pump that keeps this procedure quick and without requiring a hospital stay. Our experienced staff can help to provide useful advice for speedy recovery after this type of surgery.

Laser Fungus Treatment

Patients who are suffering from toenail fungus can take advantage of outpatient laser treatments that eliminate toenail fungus at the source. We also provide patients with the information that they need to keep their feet healthy and free from toenail fungus in the future. In general, wet environments are most conducive to the development of toenail fungus. That’s why your toenails are more at risk than your fingernails – they spend a lot of their time in your shoe, which is a moist area.

Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Feet

Healthy lifestyles from an early age are very helpful in preventing bad habits. Some foods, in the long run, can lead to disease and diabetes if you are not careful. Exercise, a balanced diet, and good posture is also very important in maintaining healthy feet, ankles, and overall balance of the entire body. At our office, our Orange County podiatrist can help you to understand the best ways to take care of your feet so that you enjoy your health and be free from pain. We can recommend specific lifestyle changes or shoe modifications that will help you to be at your healthiest.

When you visit our Orange County podiatrist, you will find that patient education is offered as the best means for quick results and rapid healing. Our staff wants our patients to be well informed regarding their podiatry issues and concerns. Better knowledge of causes and symptoms will greatly help in the treatment of the injury, and will also result in faster recovery from foot and ankle surgery.

We believe that a good podiatry team is one where the patient and the doctor work together to treat a problems. Our staff is experienced in listening to each patient’s unique needs so that we can better understand the issue and then accurately and effectively treat the issue.

Please contact our office today if you are experiencing any type of foot or ankle pain, or if you have any questions or comments about your foot health. We can work to get you a quick appointment to see our doctor.