Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Arch Pain / Arch Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)
  • Claw Toes
  • Corns
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Edema
  • Flat Foot
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toes
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Over Pronation
  • Overlapping Toes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis,Shin Splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon Rupture
  • The Diabetic Foot
  • Morton's Neuroma

    Morton's Neuroma is a painful thickening of the nerve typically located at the base of the second and third or third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma pain may be shooting, burning, stabbing, radiating and/or just an odd feeling in ball of the foot. Many patient's describe the discomfort as feeling like "the sock is balled up". Medical treatment includes oral anti-inflammatory medications, injections of a steroid or sclerotherapy injections to destroy the nerve. Wide soled cushioning shoes are also a mainstay of treatment.

    Medical Services

    Dr. Tracy treats all medical conditions of the feet, ankles and lower legs. From turf toe to ruptured tendons, Dr. Tracy treats young and old alike. If your a runner, walker, golfer or just need to be able to walk pain free, then Dr. Tracy will work with you to find a solution to your problem.

    Heel Spur

    Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. Pain on the inside edge of the heel with walking or standing is typical. Heel spurs may develop as the body tries to heal the strained ligament. Medical treatment and orthotics, typically provides a lasting cure. In recalcitrant cases, surgical transection of the ligament utilizing a small arthroscope may be necessary.

    Flat Foot

    Many people have flat feet, and notice no problems and require no treatment, but others may experience the following symptoms: Feet tire easily, pain along the arch or heel, pain on the top of the foot, ankle pain, tendon pain in the inside of the ankle joint, low back or leg pain. Treatment of the painful flatfoot is directed to the area of pain and ranges from wearing the proper shoes to reconstructive surgery. In general, non-operative treatment can usually alleviate the painful flatfoot.

    Arthritis

    Arthritis in the foot and ankle is a chronic disease that causes painful inflammation of the joints in the foot and ankle. The inflammation can become so severe and painful that it affects the appearance and function of the feet. This disease usually begins in the small joints of the hands and feet, while affecting the same joints on either side of the body. Treatments for arthritis of the foot and ankle depend upon the severity of the disease and range from bracing, medication and injections to surgical reconstruction.

    Fractures

    A stress fracture is a break in a bone that is caused by repetitive stress. It may occur in any bone, but is quite common in the metatarsal bones of the foot. Symptoms include pain and swelling of the forefoot. Without proper treatment, this fracture may progress to fracture all the way through the bone, and additional stress fractures may develop in adjacent metatarsal bones as well. A fracture boot is generally utilized to immobilize the foot until the fracture heals.

    Tibialis Posterior

    Tibialis Posterior Syndrome is also called as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction or PTTD. The tibialis posterior muscle is located in the back of the leg and courses behind the inside ankle bone with it's final attachment along the arch of the foot. PTTD typically occurs in middle age with associated flat foot deformity. Left untreated the tendon may rupture necessitating prompt surgical repair. Most patient's can be managed with immobilization, anti-inflammatory medications and after the tendon has healed, orthotics and supportive shoes.

    Dr. Mark Tracy  | 3028 Caring Way, Suite 9, Port Charlotte, FL 33952  |  941 627-6366