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About Podiatry

Foot or ankle problems affect your mobility, making it hard for you to walk, run, or climb stairs. Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) providers in Memphis, Tennessee, offer podiatry services. MIG podiatry specialists use innovative tools and technology to diagnose and treat foot or ankle problems. For podiatry care, contact a Midsouth Independent Group provider today. 

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is an area of medicine that specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing problems that affect the feet and ankles. Your feet and ankles are complex body parts that make it possible for you to walk, run, and jump. 

Any condition that affects your feet or ankles can make it nearly impossible for you to manage your day-to-day responsibilities.

MIG podiatry specialists provide high-quality, accessible patient care to all. 

What does podiatry treat?

Podiatry treats any condition that affects the structure or function of your feet or ankles. Common conditions podiatry manages include:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Bunions and hammertoes

  • Toenail infections

  • Plantar warts

  • Flatfoot

  • Arthritis

  • Heel pain

  • Fractures

  • Sprains and strains

  • Ingrown toenail

  • Morton’s neuroma (painful nerve problem)

Podiatry also provides diabetic foot care. People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing foot problems because of poor circulation and nerve damage (neuropathy) in their feet.

When do I need podiatry care?

If you have foot or ankle pain that fails to improve within a few days of at-home care, then you may benefit from podiatry care. Your MIG podiatrist also recommends you schedule an appointment for an evaluation if you have:

  • Chronic foot or ankle pain

  • An acute foot or ankle injury

  • Thick or discolored toenails

  • Cracks or cuts in your skin

  • Foot infection

  • Toenail infection

  • Heel pain


You also need podiatric care if you have a foot deformity, such as a bunion or hammertoe. These conditions are progressive, which means they worsen over time. Getting early treatment for your foot deformity from a MIG podiatrist may prevent or delay the progression of your foot condition and the need for surgical intervention.

What treatments does podiatry offer?

Your MIG podiatrist customizes your treatment plan based on your foot or ankle problem. Podiatry treatment may include:


  • Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (RICE)

  • Activity modification

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Antifungal medication 

  • Antibiotics

  • Change in shoewear

  • Custom orthotics

  • Physical therapy

Your MIG podiatrist may also treat your foot problems, such as removing your ingrown toenail or your plantar warts. 

For podiatry care, contact a Midsouth Independent Group provider today.