Podiatry Specialist

Washington Healthcare Center

Internists & Podiatrists located in Pasadena, CA

Foot and ankle pain can disrupt your life and prevent you from doing the things you love. When you have a foot or ankle injury or condition, Dr. Michael Avakian offers expert podiatry services at Washington Healthcare Center in Pasadena, California. Dr. Avakian is an expertly trained podiatrist with years of experience; he can diagnose and treat your injury or condition and get you back on your feet quickly. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Podiatry Q & A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the health of your feet and ankles. As a podiatrist, Dr. Avakian diagnoses and treats the many injuries and conditions that can cause foot pain and reduce your mobility. Dr. Avakian is also an experienced foot and ankle surgeon, treating painful conditions like hammertoes and bunions, and performing other reconstructive foot surgeries.

 

What podiatric services are available?

Dr. Avakian provides a wide range of podiatry services to treat foot and ankle conditions.

Diabetic foot care

Diabetic foot care is an important part of Dr. Avakian’s practice. Diabetics have a high risk of foot problems due to their increased risk of developing peripheral neuropathy and their reduced healing responses. He helps diabetics keep their feet healthy with routine care as well as more advanced treatments if a wound or ulcer develops.

Orthotics

Orthotics are shoe inserts or other devices that provide additional support and correct the movement of your feet and ankles. Dr. Avakian can prescribe custom orthotics to provide the specific support your feet and ankles need.

Toenail fungus

Fungal toenail infections may be painless to begin with, but they can spread and lead to more serious problems if left untreated. If you notice that your toenails become thick or yellow, contact Dr. Avakian. He offers laser treatments to kill the fungal infection and clear your toenails.

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when your toenail grows into the flesh of your toe. They often develop when you don’t cut your toenails in a straight line or if there is too much pressure on the toenail that forces it to grow in an unnatural direction. When left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to infection and pain.

Traumatic injuries and conditions

Dr. Avakian also offers expert care for fractures, sprains, and conditions like Achilles tendonitis. He can set fractures and provide immobilizing devices like boots and casts to keep your foot and ankle stable during your recovery.

 

What are the benefits of working with a podiatrist?

There are 26 small bones and hundreds of muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your feet. Podiatrists like Dr. Avakian have undergone years of specialized training to diagnose and treat injuries and other conditions that affect all the components of your feet and ankles.

Healthy and strong feet are critical to your mobility and quality of life. When something goes wrong, working with an expert podiatrist can reduce your pain and help you recover more quickly.

If you’re living with foot and ankle pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.