Conditions We Treat Salt Lake City
Utah Foot and Ankle has the capability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat all kinds of ankle and foot problems on the spot. Dr. Taylor Wright uses only the latest and most effective technology to enhance patient care. He has experience dealing with fungal nails, ingrown nails, injuries, diabetes-related problems, and much more. Many of our patients feel better after just one visit!
We focus on your individual needs to come up with a treatment plan. Learn more about our podiatry services and the conditions we treat below.
Ingrown toenails can easily become infected, at which point you will need to see a podiatrist like Dr. Taylor Wright. He can evaluate the health of your toenail and tell you what to do about it. Depending on how bad it is, you might need an antibiotic, laser treatment, or surgical removal of the toenail. The best thing to do is come in before the nail becomes infected.
Learn more about ingrown toenails.
White or yellow spots on your toenail are the first signs of toenail fungus, which requires medical treatment by a podiatrist. You may also have a thickened or discolored nail that hurts or smells bad.
Treatment is simple for most cases – a medicated nail polish and/or antifungal medication will work, but it may take 3-4 months to completely go away. Advanced toenail fungus may require surgery or laser treatment. We also take care of athlete’s foot, another type of fungal infection.
Learn more about toenail fungus.
It is not uncommon to see foot ulcers, sores, and nerve compression in people with diabetes. It causes poor circulation in the feet and legs, making diabetes the leading cause of lower leg and foot amputation.
Diabetic foot care at Utah Foot and Ankle focuses on the prevention and management of vascular deficiencies, toenail infections, and wounds to avoid more serious complications. Dr. Wright recommends wearing special socks, shoes, and orthotics and seeing a podiatrist every three months to prevent diabetes-related foot problems.
Learn more about diabetic foot.
Foot & Ankle Injuries
Foot & Ankle Injuries
An injury to the foot or ankle can be debilitating. Even something minor like an ankle sprain or toe injury can make it difficult to get around. We see a number of patients who have been hurt while playing soccer, running, or exercising.
A few of the most common foot and ankle injuries we treat include stress fractures, toe fractures, metatarsal fractures, Achilles tendonitis, chronic shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Wright uses advanced sports therapy to get you back in action quickly.
Learn more about foot and ankle injuries.
Other common conditions we treat:
For more serious conditions that require laser treatment or surgery, a series of visits may be needed for best results. We will monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed at each visit. No matter what is causing your foot pain, Utah Foot and Ankle will take care of you and restore your foot health. Call (801) 266-3113 today for an appointment or request one online now.