Our specialty-trained foot doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of foot injuries and conditions.
The anatomy of the foot is complex with 33 separate joints and countless bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As such, foot pain is both common and complex and afflicts millions of people every day. Determining the best way to treat foot pain can be challenging for some patients because of the wide range of reasons for pain, from one-time injuries and repetitive stress to degenerative conditions like arthritis or osteoarthritis, and frustrating for others because of the intense and heavy pressure that comes with the daily use of our feet.
Well-trained and skilled foot doctors understand these complexities and intimately know the best ways to manage foot issues to relieve foot pain. It is because of this that you choose the right foot specialist with a high level of knowledge and experience in dealing with foot pain for your care. At Southern California Orthopedic Insitute, our foot doctors are specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons with advanced training in the foot and ankle.
When You Should Visit a Foot Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a medical doctor to have them assessed:
- Foot cramps
- Heel pain
- Persistent swelling, even when your foot is elevated
- Sharp pain upon standing
- Toe movements that cause pain
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without surgery by our expertly trained foot doctors:
- Bone spurs
- Bursitis (heel or big toe)
- Fractures and stress fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Strains and sprains
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best doctor or surgeon to treat your foot pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a foot specialist for your foot and ankle needs.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained foot doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused specialty training in foot and ankle problems. With this advanced training and extensive experience, our foot specialists will treat your individual condition with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Foot & Ankle Center, our foot doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our foot and ankle patients. From our primary care sports medicine doctors to our specialty-trained foot surgeons, our specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of foot treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of foot conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Foot & Ankle Center, its internationally renowned foot doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your foot issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our foot doctors in our Foot & Ankle Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Westlake, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.