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Top Torrance Podiatrist At All South Bay Footcare
If you want a great Podiatrist in Torrance CA, or a Podiatrist Redondo Beach, South Bay Foot and Ankle doctor, or any where in Los Angeles area, give All South Bay Footcare a call today to make an appointment. Our expert foot doctors will look at your foot and come up with a diagnosis and proper treatment plan.
How far can great care from a podiatrist reach? All the way up to the smile on your face! Strong, healthy, pain-free feet have an impact on everything you do. Sore feet may keep you from exercising, putting your heart health at risk. Misaligned or injured feet will impact your stride, which will alter your gait, which will cause pain and misalignment in your knees, hips, and spine.
To truly put both of your best feet forward, your feet need to be free of injury and correctly aligned. If you notice pain in your feet during your daily activities, don’t ignore it. Heel pain can be an indicator of conditions such as plantar fasciitis or bone spurs. Pain at the ball of the foot may mean that you have bunions forming and have a dangerous misalignment developing.
The “foot-bone”–actually, all 28 of them–truly connect to every aspect of your life. Damaged or injured feet can impact many other aspects of your health and leave you feeling sedentary and isolated. We are ready to help.
Our Wonderful Torrance Podiatrists
Dr. Tareen & Dr. Elhiani are some of the best Torrance foot doctors. They know how critical it is to keep your feet in great shape. Both of the podiatrists in our office have families they need to keep up with. In addition, they are athletes who know how frustrating it is to sit on the bench because you’re injured.
No matter how you found us, we’re very glad you’re here and are excited to get you moving forward on healthy feet.
What to Expect – First Visit to All South Bay Footcare
1. Expect A Friendly, Efficient, Knowledgeable Staff
2. Appointment Checklist
We’ll also need:
• Your ID or driver’s license
• Health insurance data
• Bring list of your current medications
Foot injuries should always be checked out by a podiatrist. If you have chronic foot pain not related to an injury, you don’t need to suffer. There are some diseases, such as diabetes, that are especially hard on the feet. Finally, we love to see healthy feet! It’s much easier to keep your feet in good shape than to suffer having them falling apart.
3. We’ll View Your Foot from Every Angle
We’ll also check the muscular strength of your feet. Weak feet often develop after an injury. For example, if you break a toe, you’ll probably limp. During the healing process, the foot that you’re trying to protect will grow a bit weaker. If you’re not conscious of working that foot back to the same strength level as the other foot, the foot may become misaligned.
Finally, if you suffer from bunions, we will review any needed corrective devices to straighten and strength the foot. Hammertoes will be examined and the proper treatment will be suggested.
4. An Ounce of Prevention can Reduce Your Aching Feet
Your feet are critical to maintaining good physical health. We are here to build or help re-establish your feet as good partners in a healthy life
5. Change Your Life, Get Happier Feet!
Maintaining good overall health is critical to getting and keeping healthy feet. Healthy feet will make exercise much easier. Smoking impacts your circulation, and few parts of your body suffer more than your feet if your circulation is poor.
We can help you get into a healthy walking program. Not only is it the simplest form of exercise you can enjoy, but walking is actually good for your feet! It gets the blood moving through those tissues, carrying away toxins and oxygenating your bones, muscles and skin.
Finally, we are here to help you manage diabetes. A diagnosis of diabetes can be life-changing. It can be the catalyst to get you up and moving, change your diet and truly focus on your health. If your feet are in good shape, we can help you keep them that way. If not, we can help you bring them back into health.
6. Ways We Can Help
Tips for Healthy Feet
2. Maintain good foot hygiene. Once your foot is clean, also keep things dry between your toes.
3. Hydrate the skin. A heavy or thick foot cream is better than lotion but lotion is better than noting, particularly if you suffer from calluses.
4. Buy properly sized and supportive shoes. Flip-flops are fun at the pool but they’re not great for your feet long-term. Try to buy shoes at the end of the day and be ready to go up a size to give yourself a little flex.
5. Don’t ignore foot pain. Even if you know why something hurts, getting injuries checked out can save you a lot of pain in the future.
6. Cut toenails straight across. Shaping or rounding the toenail can cause an ingrown toenail. Instead of cutting away the corners, treat them with an emery board to remove anything sharp.
7. Exercise with an eye toward stronger feet. Walking is a great way to get started. Jogging takes a lot more stamina but can make it easier to maintain a healthy weight
8. Let your shoes completely dry out between wearings to reduce the risk of a fungus lingering in the shoes.
9. Avoid walking barefoot to protect your feet from injury. A badly stubbed toe can destroy a lot of plans and take quite a while to heal.
10. Sunburned feet hurt and are very unpleasant when they peel. Wear sunblock.
Popular Foot Doctors Services
Wound Care for Foot, Ankle, and Leg
At All South Bay Footcare, our board-certified Podiatrists, Dr. Elhiani and Dr. Tareen are wound care experts. We will clean your wound and change its dressings and oversee the healing process from start to finish. Monitoring and managing your wounds are vital for proper healing and symptoms that could indicate infection or other things that deter or prolong the healing process.
Holistic Wound Care
We take a holistic approach to healing your wounds, beginning with an assessment of where you are and what has happened. We work individually on designing the best possible plan for each person based off this information as well any additional symptoms or concerns that may arise along the way. Our goal is not only provide relief but also prevent new problems from arising by providing tailored treatment plans so all patients can live comfortably despite their condition!
Wound healing is a complex process that can be influenced by many factors. Our goal has always been to nurture your normal tendency for wounds to naturally heal while boosting it with modern techniques and treatments. Like advanced medical care or evidence-based practices for problem areas needing extra attention – all designed around giving you an optimal outcome from the start (the initial trauma) through the finish line!
We Make Hope Real
In the past, patients with chronic wounds often underwent surgery to close the wound. However, advances in wound care have led to less invasive methods that are just as effective. We use these methods to treat our patients.
If you have a fresh or chronic wound, we can help. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. We will provide the care and support you need to heal.
Permanent Ingrown Toenail Removal
What is an ingrown toenail?
Your nails lie on and protect a bed of tissue. If the edge of the nail doesn’t fit correctly in the side groove of that bed, the nail can curl down and cut into the tissue at the side of the toe. The toe can swell, become infected, and ooze. Worst of all, it hurts!
What can I do on my own?
In the early stages, you can soak your foot in warm epsom salt water. If the problem gets worse, see Dr Teles or Dr Demian.
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What will the podiatrist do?
Now, there is a procedure that eliminates ingrown toenails. First, we will use a painless anesthesia. This new instrument called the Dermajet uses air pressure to place xylocaine (a light anesthetic) into your toe. A normal injection can then be done; you feel virtually nothing.
After Dr Teles removes the portion of the nail that has grown into the skin, he will use a special chemical to destroy the nail root. In most cases, after surgery, toenails grow normally without imbedding themselves into the skin.
Here’s what you will experience during and after surgery, which can be performed in the comfort of our office. • No pain during surgery • You will be able to walk immediately • You will be able to return to work the same day
Thick Toenail Cutting and Toenail Fungus Care
You may not notice your toenails thickening, but several problems can arise if the underlying problem is not addressed.
• an unpleasant odor
• breaking, splitting or cracking of the nail
• the nail becomes loose from the bed
• the nail is too thick to cut
• the nail becomes scaled
• the nail is discolored
• it hurts!
You can prevent a toenail fungus by keeping the nails short and clean. Avoid cotton socks that capture moisture and hold it against your skin. Look for socks that will wick or draw moisture away from your toes. Be ready to change your socks in the middle of the day if your feet sweat a lot. Wear mesh sneakers to keep air moving around your feet.
Finally, make sure to keep your nail clippers disinfected and confirm that your pedicure professional does the same. Finally, avoid polish as it can make the condition worse.
It’s important to note that treating a fungal nail infection isn’t just about cosmetics. A thick, unmanageable toenail can cause a great deal of foot pain and limit your ability to walk. If you struggle with any illness that impacts your immune system, the infection can become dangerous.
NOTE: We have our own pathology lab in our office to do PCR testing to identify and confirm your specific nail fungus. We can do the proper treatment for your specific nail fungus!
We have several options for antifungal treatment for your nails and feet.
Some advanced in-house treatments we offer include laser treatments. A dermatology laser treatment can make new growth thinner and healthier.
We will help get your nails back to normal, easy to manage nails. The treatment itself generally leaves no sign. Over time, the problem is corrected.
How do podiatrists deal with foot and ankle fractures?
Podiatrists at All South Bay Footcare can manage foot and ankle fractures in a variety of ways. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment may include immobilization with a cast or splint to keep the bone from moving. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to realign bones, reposition tendons and ligaments, or repair damaged tissue. After the fracture has healed, our foot and ankle doctors may prescribe orthotics to help support the affected area and reduce any ongoing pain or discomfort.
Podiatrists are also an essential source of information for preventing future fractures. They can advise on the types of footwear appropriate for different activities, as well as exercises and stretches to help strengthen the muscles around the foot and ankle. By following these preventive measures, you can reduce your risk of sustaining a fracture in the future.
What Can Contribute To Foot and Ankle Fractures?
In addition, podiatrists can help diagnose and treat related issues such as arthritis, bunions, flat feet, hammertoes, and heel spurs that may contribute to the fracture. They can create a personalized treatment plan to help prevent future fractures and promote long-term foot health by addressing these underlying conditions.
What Should I do When I Have A Foot or Ankle Fracture?
Ultimately, visiting a podiatrist is the best way to ensure that your foot and ankle fractures are properly treated. They can provide comprehensive care throughout the healing process and ensure that any underlying issues are addressed to reduce the risk of future fractures.
If you think you may have a foot or ankle fracture, contact All South Bay Footcare at 310-326-0202 for care and advice for your fracture. With the proper treatment from Dr. Tareen or Dr. Elhiani, you can return to your usual activities in no time.
Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis!
The arch of your foot is lined with a tough, fibrous band of tissue called the plantar fascia. From the heel to the ball of your foot, this stretch of connective tissue provides you with a great deal of support. However, if this tissues starts to suffer a great deal of stress or becomes inflamed, you can develop serious heel pain, a brutally painful condition called plantar fasciitis.
While this form of foot pain is remarkably common, it’s also incredibly painful. If you have a high arch or subject your feet to a great deal of pressure as a runner, this band of connective tissue will let you know it’s damaged. You can also stress the tissue by carrying too much weight and by not stretching your calves well. If you can’t easily flex your foot without foot pain, tight calves may be the cause.
For some women, wearing heels can lead to inflammation. However, women who switch from heels to flats or vice versa can also suffer from the heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Our podiatrist can help you find the right foot gear and the best stretches to stretch the ligament and reduce your pain.
Heel Pain Care and Treatment – Bone Spur
Heel spurs are common in those who suffer from over or under-pronation as they walk and develop plantar fasciitis. This walking pattern cause the arch to fall and puts a great deal of stress on the ligaments in the feet. Where the ligament attached to the heel bone, you can develop inflammation and ultimately scar tissue that’re referred to as a heel spur. So make sure you get your plantar fasciitis treated.
Plantar warts are caused by viruses that appear as small growths appearing on your weight bearing areas like your heals or toes. This pressure can cause plantar warts to grow deep under thick skin layer (calluses).
HPV viruses cause these plantar warts. These viruses enter through small weak spots or cuts and breaks on the bottom of your feet.
Signs and symptoms of Plantar Warts are:
• A small rough, grainy growth on the bottom pressure areas of your foot. The are usually found on the toes or heal.
• A well defined spot under thickened skin or calluses where the plantar warts have grown inward.
• Small pinpoint black spots commonly called wart seeds.
• You feel pain and tender spots on pressure points under your feet
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Swift Microwave Technology is a novel approach to treating plantar warts. This minimally invasive procedure uses microwave energy to effectively and quickly treat stubborn, resistant growths. The microwaves pass through the wart, heating it up and destroying its cells while leaving surrounding healthy tissue undamaged. This treatment typically take as little as ten minutes. The procedure is safe and proven to be highly effective in removing plantar warts. Swift Microwave Technology offers a simple, fast, and painless solution for those looking to get rid of their stubborn wart once and for all.
Symptoms of warts may vary from person to person, as well as depending on the type of wart. Itching and/or burning sensations may be felt around the growth, especially if it has been present for a prolonged period of time. In some cases, the affected area may become painful when pressure is applied or when standing up after sitting for an extended period of time. Plantar warts may also spread to other areas of the foot, and even to other parts of the body. If left untreated, they can become increasingly hard and difficult to eradicate. It is important to take action as soon as possible in order to avoid spreading warts to other individuals or parts of the body.
Diabetic Foot Care is About Prevention
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to see a podiatrist. Diabetes can limit your ability to feel your own feet, a condition known as sensory diabetic neuropathy. If your feet are less sensitive than you realize, you may suffer a blister or another injury that causes a breaking of the skin.
Diabetics suffer from limited circulation, so any foot injury will take longer to heal. As noted above, you may not be aware of the injury until it’s advanced because of a loss of feeling in your feet. In addition to setting up a quarterly check of your feet, there are things you can do at home to protect your feet from long-term diabetic damage.
Prevention is critical.
You will need to:
• invest in good-fitting shoes with plenty of padding
• wear socks that draw moisture away
• inspect your feet regularly, especially if you have new shoes or like to go barefoot
• do not attempt callus or corn repair on your own
• give your feet a break on walks by slipping off your shoes to let your feet dry while you catch your breath
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery (MIBS)
What is Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery (MIBS)?
It is a new and innovative procedure that eliminates the need for traditional bunion surgery. This procedure uses much smaller incisions to remove or reshape the bone and tissue involved in a bunion without cutting through any muscle or tendons.
What are Some of the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery?
This dramatically reduces recovery time, reduces scarring, decreases the risk of infection, and allows for more precise resolution of the bunion deformity. Additionally, Minimally Invasive B Surgery helps to maintain more of the natural anatomy and function of the foot, which can help improve overall balance and stability in walking. The MIBS procedure is typically completed on an outpatient basis with minimal post-operative pain and discomfort, allowing patients to return to normal activities quickly.
What Conditions Can be Treated With this Minimally Invasive Procedure?
The MIBS procedure is often used to treat mild and moderate bunions and those that have become difficult or painful to manage through conservative treatments such as orthotics, shoe modifications, and medications. The decision to pursue MIBS will be made on a case-by-case basis after carefully considering all available treatment options.
Hammer Toe Overview
What is Hammer Toe?
It is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes, occurring when the toe bends downwards instead of pointing forward. This condition can range from mild to severe and, if left untreated, could become painful and even lead to other medical complications.
What Causes This Condition?
The leading cause is wearing tight shoes that curl the toes under or put pressure on them. Wearing high heels can also cause the condition, as it forces the toes into an unnatural position for a prolonged period of time. Other causes include misalignment of the tendons and ligaments that control toe movements, medical conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, and nerve damage due to stroke or trauma.
How is it Diagnoses and Treatment?
This uncomfortable condition is usually diagnosed through a physical examination of the feet and toes, and X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of the deformity. Treatment options depend on the severity of the condition and include splinting, padding and taping, exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, orthotics, surgery, and medications to reduce pain and inflammation.
Corns and Callouses
Our podiatrists can help you diagnose the cause. They may recommend comfortable footwear, or even flat shoes instead of high heels.
We either treat the problem externally or internally. Externally is removing the buildup of thick skin tissue for relief or internally is identifying the bony prominence causing the problem and a simple procedure to remove it. This will remove the underlying cause of the problem.
Do not try cutting the callus or corn yourself. You can actually make the problem more painful and even possibly become infected.
Custom 3D Orthotics
Most people don’t realize how important their feet are to their whole body wellness. Your feet are the foundation for your body working to its optimum potential. They provide balance, strength, and support as you go through your day.
Our state-of-the-art orthotic solution is a 3D digital orthotic system allowing podiatrists to capture 3D images of your foot, fine-tune it for your foot, and prescribe personalized orthotics that you can insert into your shoes. This process usually lasts less than five minutes. We combine modern technology 3D printing with cloud-based software providing unique customization features. This 3D image will create precise custom orthotics to help with specific foot issues. Then in about two weeks, you will have your orthotic inserts and happier feet.
Our top quality custom orthotics provide the extra support you need throughout each day. Come see our wonderful podiatrists to get the correct fit.
Other Podiatry Services
Gout and arthritis
Diabetics are at greater risk of gout, but anyone can develop this painful condition. Arthritis can flare up along bones or in your joints. They can make it difficult to impossible to walk. Your podiatrist can help to manage these conditions.
Ankle and knee problems
If your feet can’t support your body properly, the misalignment can quickly travel up to ankles, knees, hips and spine. A properly fitted pair of orthotics can save you a lot of pain over the long term, so consider podiatry.
Why should I See a Podiatrist?
If your feet roll to the inside or rigid and roll to the outside, you may be damaging your knees and hips. Finally, one bad bout of plantar fasciitis can make your life miserable.
If your feet hurt come see us so you can get moving again. Your treatment may include the removal of an ingrown toenail or fitting you for orthotics to support the arch of your foot or one of many other foot treatments
When should I See a Podiatrist?
While anyone can stub a toe or twist an ankle, foot pain should be short-term. If you suffer for more than two days with swelling, numbness or severe pain, contact your podiatrist. In addition, if you have an open sore or signs of infection, it should be checked out.
If you suffer from foot pain that just won’t clear up, you may be suffering from one of many conditions and need to contact your podiatrist.