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Podiatrist Services in Gardnerville, NV

Our Services

Foot Massage—Foot Care in Gardnerville NV
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Callouses
  • Corns
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Flat Feet
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Injuries
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Warts
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Pediatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is caused by unnatural forces and twisting of the ankle bones in the foot. This can result in tearing or excessive stretching of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The amount of damage and duration of treatment is directly related to the severity of the sprain. If not treated properly ankle sprains can cause serious long-term problems.
Ankle sprain symptoms include pain, swelling and bruising after an ankle twist or injury.
Common treatments for ankle sprains include resting and elevation of the affected area, applying ice to reduce swelling and compression bandages to stabilize and support the ankle during healing. In extreme cases and in sports related injuries surgery may be required to tighten up the affected ligaments.
Maintaining good balance, muscle tone and flexibility will help to prevent ankle sprains.


A bunion is the enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe that causes a bone deformity (metatarsophalangeal joint). When the toe moves out of place, bunions form. The friction and pressure as the enlarged area moves against footwear or the other toes causes deformities to the toe alignment. Over time, the movement of the big toe angles in toward the other toes, sometimes overlapping a third toe (known as Hallux Valgus). In other cases the big toe moves toward the second toe and rotates or twists, which is known as Hallus Abducto Valgus.
Treatment for Bunions
Bunions are bone deformities and do not resolve by themselves. Bunion treatment is twofold. First is to relieve the pain and pressure caused by the abnormality. Second is to stop the progression and growth of the enlargement. Common bunion treatment options.
  • Protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems.
  • Removal of corns and calluses on the foot.
  • Changing to carefully fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth.
  • Orthotic devices to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing.
  • Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis.
  • Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly. This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions, because their bone development may still be adaptable.
Surgical Treatment
To prevent progressive damage, conservative treatment may not be adequate, depending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the toe. Bunion surgery, known as bunionectomy, may be advised in cases where conservative treatments fail to realign the toes.

Flat Feet

Infants and toddlers, before learning to walk have float feet. The longitudinal arch is not yet developed. As we age and begin walking our arch begins to develop. The arch will continue to develop and by adulthood the people have developed a normal arch.
Generally flat feet are associated with a leaning inward of the ankle bones toward the center line, know as pronation. Shoes of children, who pronate, will lean inward toward one another when placed side-by-side.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing, physical therapy, supportive taping, bracing, and orthotics are common treatments for painful progressive flatfoot. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In some cases, a surgery may need to be performed to repair a torn or damaged tendon and restore normal function. In the most severe cases, surgery on the midfoot bones may be necessary to treat the associated flatfoot condition.


Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to resemble a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes.
Causes of hammertoe include improperly fitting shoes and muscle imbalance.
In severe cases, hammertoe surgery may be recommended to correct the deformity.

Diabetes and Your Feet

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain

Corns or Calouses

Corns commonly form of the toes and are caused by friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or irregularities in footwear. These areas accumulation of dead skin cell layers know as callouses.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot is caused by a variety of fungal infections. This fungus is contagious and is passed from one human to another where people go barefoot like public pools and showers.