Podiatry Specialist

Jacinto Medical Group

Family Practice & Neurologists located in Baytown, TX & La Porte, TX

Expert podiatrist Shirmeen Lakhani, DPM, is dedicated to healing foot pain caused by a wide range of injuries and conditions, including ingrown toenails. She treats adults and children of all ages at Jacinto Medical Group’s podiatry clinic in Baytown, Texas. If you suffer from foot or ankle pain, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online today.

Podiatry

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a medical specialty that treats problems of the foot, ankle, and structures of your leg that connect to the foot. At Jacinto Medical Group’s podiatry clinic, Dr. Lakhani provides comprehensive medical and surgical foot care for patients of all ages.

What conditions does a podiatrist treat?

Your feet work hard to carry you throughout your day. This heavy use leaves the foot and ankle prone to a wide variety of injuries and conditions. Dr. Lakhani treats the full spectrum of foot problems, including:

  • Bunions
  • Corns and calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar warts
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Flat foot
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Toenail fungus
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Tendonitis

At Jacinto Medical Group, Dr. Lakhani provides in-office treatment of warts, ingrown toenails, and other painful foot problems. If you have a serious foot or ankle injury, such as a severe fracture or torn tendon, she also performs foot and ankle surgery.

When should I see a podiatrist?

Sometimes, foot pain goes away with home care, such as rest, the use of ice packs, and taking over-the-counter medicines. If your foot pain persists despite treatment, you should schedule an appointment at Jacinto Medical Group’s podiatry clinic.

Additionally, diabetics should see a podiatrist on a regular basis to prevent and treat common diabetes-related foot problems, such as diabetic ulcers.

Severe foot and ankle injuries that cause visible deformity, such as a bone sticking through the skin, or that prevent you from bearing weight on your foot require immediate medical attention. Go straight to an emergency room if you suffer a fall or accident that causes sudden, severe pain in your foot.

What should I expect from my podiatry appointment?

First, Dr. Lakhani thoroughly reviews your medical history and examines your foot. If necessary, she can also take imaging tests, such as an X-ray or an MRI.

After she diagnoses your condition, Dr. Lakhani recommends the best course of treatment for your particular needs. Treatment varies depending on the cause of your foot pain, but can include:

  • Medications for your specific condition
  • Steroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Wart removal treatment
  • Minor surgery to treat ingrown toenails
  • Wearing a brace or splint

Dr. Lakhani always begins with the most conservative treatment possible, but severe conditions, such as arthritis, can require surgery.

Most foot problems are easier to treat when caught early. Call Jacinto Medical Group or book your appointment online today.