When Should You See a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists like Dr. Russell Grimes, Dr. Ross Bartley, and Dr. Tyler Sten at Pivotal Foot and Ankle Surgeons offer specialized care for foot and ankle health. They diagnose and treat many foot and ankle conditions, from common ailments like corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails to more complex issues such as fractures, sprains, and diabetic foot complications.

Regular visits to our experienced podiatrist in Independence, St. Joseph, or Kansas City, MO, are beneficial if you're experiencing persistent foot discomfort, sports-related injuries, deformities, or those managing chronic conditions like diabetes. With their comprehensive knowledge and advanced techniques, Dr. Grimes, Dr. Bartley, and Dr. Sten provide tailored solutions, ensuring optimal foot and ankle health for improved overall well-being.

When Should You See a Podiatrist?

If you're experiencing discomfort or pain in your feet and ankles, it's time to consider the expertise of a podiatrist. These specialized medical professionals are your go-to when addressing a range of conditions.

Perhaps you're dealing with persistent heel pain from plantar fasciitis, where the thick tissue on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Or maybe you're struggling with a bunion, a bony bump forming at the base of your big toe, causing discomfort and difficulty finding fitting shoes.

Flat feet could be your concern, leading to strain and arch pain during walking or standing. Ingrown toenails are equally bothersome, causing tenderness and potential infections. Even if you're an athlete, overuse injuries like Achilles tendonitis might slow you down.

Whatever the ailment, a podiatrist's expert care can offer relief, recovery, and guidance on maintaining healthy feet and ankles. Don't ignore the signals your lower extremities are sending – consult our podiatrist in Independence, St. Joseph, and Kansas City, MO, and step towards improved well-being.

Your Initial Visit: What To Expect

During your first visit to our podiatrist, you can anticipate a comprehensive and caring experience. The podiatrist will begin by warmly welcoming you and attentively listening to your concerns. They will inquire about your medical history, including any previous foot or ankle issues, injuries, or surgeries. A thorough physical examination of your feet and ankles will follow, during which the podiatrist may assess your gait, and mobility and look for visible abnormalities.

Our podiatrist may recommend X-rays or other imaging for an accurate diagnosis. You can also discuss your daily activities, footwear choices, and lifestyle factors that could impact your foot health. With your input, our podiatrist will collaborate with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, including exercises, orthotics, medications, or further procedures if needed.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. Contact our podiatrist in Independence, St. Joseph, and Kansas City, MO, when experiencing foot or ankle pain, discomfort, or issues such as bunions, ingrown toenails, or sports-related injuries. Call (816) 364-2338 to make an appointment with Dr. Russell Grimes, Dr. Ross Bartley, or Dr. Tyler Sten at Pivotal Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


1005 A W St Maartens Dr,
St Joseph, MO 64506

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