Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Henderson, NV

Whether you experience a foot injury or simply have foot pain, you need a podiatry specialist to evaluate and treat your condition. Fortunately, Dr. Samant is a board-certified Podiatrist at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle in Henderson, Nevada, with extensive experience diagnosing and treating all foot conditions. To schedule a podiatry appointment, call or book your visit online today.

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and structures of your leg. At Orthopedic Foot & Ankle, Dr. Samant provides cutting-edge tools and advanced technology to give you relief for any foot condition causing discomfort and loss of mobility. 


Not only can she treat injuries, but she also has the expertise to offer ongoing treatment for your feet if you have health issues, such as diabetes.

What conditions does podiatry treat?

Podiatrists treat problems with your foot and lower leg, such as:

  • Fractures
  • Skin and nail diseases
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Tumors, ulcers, and cysts
  • Corns and calluses
  • Heel spurs
  • Arch problems
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Morton’s neuroma

Dr. Samant also provides education on preventing foot problems and helps you learn how to maintain your foot health.

How can podiatry help me?

Your feet serve as shock absorbers every time you put weight on them. If you experience persistent pain in your feet, ankles, or both, your podiatrist can treat your issue.


Also, if you want to prepare for a physical activity that requires extra stress on your legs and feet, your podiatrist can examine the current condition of your feet, provide education on how to support them, and even treat any issues using steroid injections or surgery.

When should I schedule a podiatry appointment?

See your podiatrist if you experience any of the following:


  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Thick or discolored toenails
  • Growths
  • Cracks in your skin
  • Peeling on your soles

During your evaluation, Dr. Samant learns about your medical history, finds out what medications you’re taking, and learns about any previous surgeries. She also checks your feet’s range of motion, how your shoes fit, and closely examines your feet for issues.

What treatments does podiatry provide?

Podiatry provides a wide range of treatments to relieve your foot condition, including:


  • Setting fractures
  • Casting or splinting breaks and sprains
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Writing prescriptions for medications

Dr. Samant may also order lab tests or X-rays and recommend surgery as needed.


To learn more about podiatry services at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle, call the friendly office staff or book your appointment online today.


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References:

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-a-podiatrist