Primary Care Physician & Concierge Medicine located in Alpharetta, GA
If you have a foot wound or injury, proper care is crucial to help you make a quick recovery with minimal to no downtime. At Wagon Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, primary care specialist Ade Babalola, MD, and his highly trained team can diagnose and treat foot problems to get you back on your feet and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or online at the first sign of foot pain.
Foot Care Q&A
What is foot care?
Foot care at Wagon Healthcare includes evaluating, diagnosing, and treating any problems with your feet that cause pain or limited mobility. Examples include diabetic foot ulcers, other foot wounds, fractures, strains, and sprains.
Common causes of foot problems include diabetes, arthritis, sports injuries, falls, and more. Treatment can speed up healing to optimize your quality of life.
How does my provider diagnose foot problems?
To diagnose specific foot problems, your Wagon Healthcare provider reviews your medical history and symptoms. They assess the appearance of your foot, ankle, and toes via a virtual telehealth visit or a house call.
Your specialist might recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to properly diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.
What are my foot care treatment options?
After determining which type of foot injury you have, the team at Wagon Healthcare may recommend one of the following treatments:
If you have a foot ulcer linked with diabetes, your provider may recommend improving your blood sugar control. Diabetes medication, weight loss, dietary changes, and physical activity are ways you can improve blood sugar control and reduce your risk of future foot problems.
Diabetic foot care
Foot problems related to diabetes may include ulcers (open wounds). Your provider can let you know how to properly care for your feet at home. Examples include wearing well-fitted shoes or special orthotics, using specialized bandages, or applying medicated creams to your feet.
Taking oral antibiotics or using topical medicines can help treat infections associated with ulcers and other open wounds.
If you have a sprain or strain, your primary care specialist might recommend your try RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) treatment at home until your injury heals.
Bracing or casting
If you have a severe sprain or fracture, your provider may suggest you wear a brace or cast to accelerate healing. They might recommend using crutches to reduce pressure placed on your foot.
Which foot care treatment is right for me?
The type of foot care treatment that’s best for you depends on your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Your specialist personalizes each solution to give you the best outcome. They suggest conservative options whenever possible.
Don’t live with painful foot ulcers or injuries that limit your mobility. Schedule a foot care appointment with Wagon Healthcare by phone or online today.
Dr. Babalola sees patients for foot care, women's health and men's health in Alpharetta, GA. Call us to book your appointment today.