Medical Center Podiatry is a state-of-the-art foot and ankle practice that serves the vast patient community in San Antonio, Texas.
Your feet take you across long distances, which make them much more prone to injury. To treat or help you avoid foot and ankle problems, you need the care of an expert in the field. Our experienced and dedicated team offers expert, attentive, and compassionate medical care and treatment. In addition, we listen to your concerns and can help you to maintain optimal health and overall wellness long into the future. Welcome to Medical Center Podiatry, where you can count on getting the precise type of expert foot care you need.
Our services include:
X-rays are a type of imaging that uses radiation to create images of internal body structures and tissue. Unlike traditional X-rays, which use film to capture the image, digital X-rays are electronic, so can more easily be shared with patients and other providers. Digital X-rays also produce higher-quality images that can be easily enlarged for better viewing.
Digital X-rays are a commonly used to diagnose or rule out many different health issues, such as broken bones, dislocations, toe disorders, and bunions, since they provide a clear view of the bones. Digital X-rays offer safe and noninvasive imaging and use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive diagnostic technique utilized in a podiatric setting that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body including your feet
It is a safe and painless procedure that captures images in real time and is used to monitor the health of your feet and ankles.
It is commonly used to assess conditions such as heel pain, Achilles’ tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Foot ultrasound can also be used to evaluate blood flow and nerve function in the foot to infer the health of your feet.
Often just called “steroid shots,” corticosteroid injections can effectively reduce inflammation as well as the pain related to that inflammation.
Corticosteroid injections are used to treat pain and swelling associated with many foot and ankle conditions, including:
Some side effects associated with recurrent steroid injections include poor wound healing, persistent pain, swelling, skin discoloration, and fat atrophy which can be presented as a divot or depression under the skin.
You are able to get upwards of 3-4 shots within a 12-month period, depending heavily on your unique condition. Regardless, one shot of corticosteroid can provide relief of up to 6 months. We provide corticosteroid injections on an in-house basis.
When it comes to diabetic shoe fitting, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, people with diabetes often have poor circulation and neuropathy, which can make it difficult for to know when their feet get injured. Therefore, it's important to choose comfortable, supportive shoes that fit properly.
Another thing to consider when fitting shoes is weight. People who are overweight tend to put more pressure on their feet, which can lead to pressure sores and other problems. That's why it's important to find shoes that will distribute the wearer's weight evenly.
Finally, when people with diabetes get a foot sore, it can be difficult to heal, or even nonhealing because of the lack of adequate circulation to the feet.
Diabetic shoe fitting can be a challenge, but with our service, you can help you find the perfect pair of shoes that will protect the health of your feet.
Custom foot orthotics are devices specially made to fit your feet. They are used to improve your gait and ability to move, as well as relieve pain in the feet, ankles, and legs.
Orthotics like prescription arch supports are foot support devices that help correct foot alignment and distribute weight evenly. They are typically recommended for people with flat feet, high arches, or other foot abnormalities. Prescription arch supports come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from a variety of materials. They are designed to fit into your shoes and provide support for the individual arch.
Custom foot orthotics can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Heel pain
- Arch pain
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, ankles, or legs, it is important to consult with a podiatrist to see if custom foot orthotics may be right for you.
Dr. David Cauthon, Medical Center Podiatry’s podiatrist, performs surgeries and other procedures on the foot and ankle in a variety of settings: in our office, at an outpatient surgical facility, and in the hospital.
Some examples of the types of foot and ankle surgeries we perform are:
- Bunion foot surgery
- Plantar fasciitis foot surgery
- Metatarsal surgery
- Achilles tendon surgery
Learn more about extracorporeal pulse activation technology, or EPAT, we provide as a convenient and effective in-office procedure at Medical Center Podiatry. This type of shockwave therapy has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Are you looking for an effective, fast, and safe plantar wart treatment that doesn't require months of repeated office visits? Look no further than Swift microwave therapy.
Plantar warts can cause significant pain at the bottom of your feet, which can affect your ability to walk. These warts are known to be difficult to treat using traditional removal methods like salicylic acid or cryotherapy – but not anymore!
Swift microwave therapy sends low-dose microwave energy through a special probe to the target area of your foot. It treats the underlying HPV infection by stimulating an immune response within your body.
We offer this innovative FDA-cleared method here at Medical Center Podiatry for patients who want something faster, cleaner, and safer than any other plantar wart treatments available.
Foot and Ankle Services in San Antonio, TX
Contact Medical Center Podiatry in San Antonio, Texas, at (210) 561-7080 to schedule your visit with us. You can also request an appointment using our convenient interactive form. We hope to serve you soon.