Podiatry

Your Health. Your Hospital

All procedures and modalities used to diagnose and treat foot, ankle or other podiatric conditions, are within the DPM scope. Foot and ankle surgeries performed by podiatrists are further completed by full-body history and physical examinations. Podiatrists are fully licensed to perform these independently. While podiatric specialists commonly only administer intravenous sedation, general anesthesia is performed by either an anesthesiologist, either a certified registered nurse anesthetic.

Walk Towards a Higher Quality of Life

By virtue of the innovative medical technology available at Marina Del Rey Hospital, you can regain your health faster than ever

The unique qualifications of podiatrists allow them to treat an impressively wide range of foot, ankle and leg structure disorders. The tasks of podiatrists include:

  • Surgeries, reconstructive surgeries and microsurgeries
  • Administration of sedatives and anesthetics
  • Complete medical histories and physical examinations
  • Prescription of medications
  • Treatment of fractures and sports-related injuries
  • Prescription of fit orthotics, insoles and casts
  • X-rays performance and interpretation, ultrasound, MRI

Excellent Care from Experienced Podiatrists

Our specialists will provide you with individualized treatment plans to ensure an efficient recovery

The most common foot, ankle and leg structure disorders that our podiatrists treat on a daily basis are:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • athlete’s foot
  • bunions
  • burning feet
  • calf muscle stretch
  • cold foot problems
  • corns or calluses
  • cracked heels and splitting skin
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diabetes
  • feet, ankle, shin and hip pain
    • flat foot (fallen arches)
    • foot blisters
    • foot smell
    • fungal nail
    • gangrene
    • gout
    • hammer toe
    • heel bone spurs
    • ingrown toe nails
    • mallet toes
    • Morton’s neuroma
    • neuroma
    • plantar fasciitis
    • plantar warts
    • sesamoiditis
    • shin pain
    • stress fracture
    • sweaty feet
    • tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • tendonitis
    • tinea

    All of the conditions above vary in effect, degree of severity, and the way they affect the ability to walk, work or even stand. In order to restore loss of function and the best possible quality of life, podiatric specialists at Marina Del Rey Hospital resort to the best available treatment, in case of each disease or impairment.

    A Wide Range of Effective Treatment Approaches

    The podiatrists at Marina Del Rey Hospital offer numerous treatment procedures, including pain laser therapy

    Medical technology advancements permit podiatrists to approach foot problems with a variety of modern treatments. The most common podiatry treatments offered by Marina del Rey Hospital include:

    • Physical Therapy (to reduce or eliminate pain caused by common problems, such as ankle sprains, poor circulation, Achilles tendonitis, etc.)
    • Orthotics (special shoes or shoe insert meant to ease foot problems)
    • Pain Laser Therapy (highly advanced treatment that targets inflamed tissue, in case of heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, etc.)
    • Standard Laser Treatment (administered to ameliorate spider veins, fungus, warts, etc.)
    • Medication (powder, lotions, creams or pain pills, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, to help reduce or eliminate athlete’s foot, sprain pains, etc)

    Podiatric Tests & Diagnosis at Marina Del Rey Hospital

    Several efficient and highly advanced diagnostic and testing technologies are available to podiatrists in their quest to treat the large variety of podiatric ailments. Podiatric testing commonly starts with physical examination, but certain types of blood testing are often critical for the right diagnosis.

    Diagnostic tests commonly used by podiatrists at Marina Del Rey Hospital include:

    • Blood tests (ESR, D-dimer, etc.)
    • Gait evaluation
    • MRI
    • X-ray
    • Bone scan
    • CT scan
    • Ultrasound
    • Nerve conduction tests

    The right diagnosis followed by the correct treatment is the key to the restoration of a good quality of life. For this reason, podiatric specialists at our hospital place special emphasis on the knowledge and use of the highest technological advances in podiatry in particular, and in medical science in general.

    We Play an Active Role in Our Community

    Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The bony prominence formed along the side of the big toe is called a bunion. Abnormal tendon or muscle balance in the foot causes it and if pain is felt because of it treatment is required.

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    Flat feet are hereditary. "Fallen arches" are a different name for this condition and its cause is imbalance in muscles or tendon.

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    Some of the treatment options available for ankle arthritis involve anti-inflammatory medications, ankle braces, steroid injections, orthotic devices, physical therapy, prolotherapy or super-pulse laser therapy.

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    Sports injuries are not the sole reason for foot and ankle pain. Pain in the feet may develop from other causes such as stress from excess activity, being overweight and improper support to the feet.

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    Generally, the problems related to your feet and ankles, such as blisters, pain, athlete's foot, need a podiatrist's attention.

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