Knox County Podiatry
Foot Care Services in Indiana & Illinois Counties
Podiatrists specialize in caring for the feet, ankle and lower legs. Whether
it’s infection, injury or aging, there are several conditions that
can affect these areas. While they are not usually life-threatening, they
can be very painful. Treatment for foot issues usually involves medication,
physical therapy, or, in rare cases, surgery.
At Good Samaritan, we provide the following podiatry services:
Bunionectomy – This procedure removes excess tissue on the big toe that causes irritation
and pain. Most bunions can be treated with medication, but minor surgery
is needed in some cases.
Endoscopic Heel Surgery – Minimally invasive surgery using an endoscope to correct deformities in the heel.
Excision of Planter Warts – Plantar warts are small growths that usually appear around the heel. Though
they usually heal on their own, some people prefer to have them removed
quicker through minor surgery.
Hammertoe Repair – A hammertoe is an abnormal bend that occurs in a toe which can make it
difficult to walk. Conservative treatments such as pads and stretches
can often correct hammertoe, but surgery is sometimes required.
Heel Spur Excision – Heel spurs are abnormal growths of bone in the heel caused by tissue inflammation.
Orthotics can often pad the heel and reduce inflammation, but surgery
may be required for a faster treatment.
Ingrown Toenail Removal – An ingrown toenail is a painful condition usually caused by clipping toenails
too short. This causes the nail to grow into the skin, cutting into the
toe and leaving you open to infection. Anti-fungal infection can treat
ingrown toenails when they are caught early. Permanent nail removal may
be needed in extreme cases.
Neuroma Excision – Neuromas are a thickening of the nerves that can result in a painful, burning
feeling in the foot. They can be treated with medication, orthotics, injection
therapy and other conservative treatments. Surgery may be required if
nothing else works.
Call 812-882-3312 to contact Good Samaritan Podiatry. We will be happy
to answer your questions.