Podiatrist in Lee's Summit at Kansas City Foot Specialists
We use our feet every day, so there’s nothing more inconvenient than not being able to walk because of foot pain. That’s why Lee’s Summit patients come to Kansas City Foot Specialists for the best care in the KC area. At Kansas City Foot Specialists, our foot doctors can treat a wide variety of foot pain from sports injuries to bunions, hammertoe, and neuromas. Our podiatrists are foot problem specialists and they can diagnose and treat your foot pain. Come to us for any of these foot conditions:
- Bone spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Fungal nails
- Athlete's foot
- Arthritis foot problems
- Children's foot problems
We Treat Feet - from Bone Spurs to Bunions
No one should live with foot pain. If you live in Lee’s Summit and are dealing with foot problems that are affecting your ability to get around, come see the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Our foot doctors have seen it all, from ingrown toenails to tendinitis. If it can be fixed without surgery, through therapy, medication, or orthotics, we will. Our approach to treatment is focused on conservative methods, resorting to surgical treatments only if that is the last resort. But don’t worry, if you require surgery, the Surgery Center of Blue Valley is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables our staff to provide high-quality surgical services.
Foot Surgery Center for Lee’s Summit Patients
The Surgery Center of Blue Valley was started in 2007 by Drs. Laha and Phillips as a way of providing a convenient and state-of-the-art foot surgery facility for our patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas. Because our center concentrates on foot surgery only, we can provide the best equipment and a dedicated staff to treat most surgical foot and ankle problems we encounter. Our outpatient facility is convenient and usually means shorter stays and an environment with less risk for infection.
Orthotics Designed to Help the Foot Heal
If you need a custom orthotic, we can fabricate and design one just for you. Plus, our foot care center offers footwear, pads, supports, and lotions to help you take the best possible care of your feet. It’s all part of our comprehensive foot and ankle care for our Lee’s Summit patients. We can also help with foot problems in children, which means you can bring the whole family to Kansas City Foot Specialists and we will provide the latest treatment and surgical techniques in a personal, caring environment.
Cutting Edge Treatment for Heel Pain
If you live in Lee’s Summit and suffer from plantar fasciitis, this is great news for you. There is a new non-surgical alternative treatment for chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. It’s called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT for short. In the past, if therapy was not effective, surgery was the treatment of choice.While usually successful, surgery has some downsides like limited mobility, a longer healing period, and the possibility of complications. ESWT doesn’t have these drawbacks.
ESWT presents little discomfort and shorter recovery times. Plus, it has a high success rate delivering results similar to those who have had surgery. ESWT can be performed on an outpatient basis with a series of three office visits and no anesthesia. The shockwaves break up the scar tissue within the plantar fascial ligament. They also stimulate blood flow which helps the body to heal faster. The only negative thing about it is that currently, the procedure is not covered by most insurance providers..
We Stay Abreast of the Latest Foot Care Technology
The doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists want to provide the best treatment possible for our Lee’s Summit patients. They stay abreast of the latest medical and surgical techniques as well as equipment. The ESWT is just one example of cutting edge treatments we can offer our patients. Our goal is to provide the best foot care, using the latest advance in our field, in a compassionate, friendly environment. Some of the technology we use to make diagnosing and treating foot problems faster, easier, and more convenient, are:
- Vascular testing equipment for the lower extremities
- A C-Arm x-ray system, allowing the doctors to monitor injuries, fractures and progress in real time
- Shockwave therapy for a non-invasive treatment of chronic heel pain
We Treat Foot and Ankle Problems Too
Traumatic injuries to the feet and ankles happen every day in Lee’s Summit. They can be as simple as dropping heavy items on your foot, rolling an ankle, or smacking your foot into a solid object or as dramatic as a car accident. Traumatic injuries include breaks, sprains, stress fractures and contusions (bone bruises). Sprains, contusions, and mild fractures don’t require surgery and can usually be treated by wrapping or casting the area and keeping weight off the foot or ankle for a matter of time. Should you require surgery to treat your condition, the Surgery Center of Blue Valley is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables our staff to provide high-quality surgical services.
Sports Injuries Cause Plenty of Foot Trauma
One of the most common causes of foot trauma is sports injuries. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. It’s no wonder sprains, tears, breaks and more happen daily on every school sports field from baseball to soccer to basketball. Where there’s sports, there will be sports injuries. And don’t forget about the active adults who still partake in sports activities. No matter how young or old you are, your feet take a lot of abuse when you play a sport. Running, jumping, and cutting back and forth can exert 3-4 times the amount of a person’s body weight on the feet and ankles. Additionally, direct impacts from tackles and other physical contact can create severe trauma. Common athletic foot injuries we see and treat include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Turf toe
If you live in Lee’s Summit and are suffering from any foot pain at all, please give us a call and let us help. There’s no reason to live with foot pain.