Karen E. Anderson DPM
Are you looking for a foot doctor? Pain and loss of function in our feet and ankles can be a huge obstacle, and we understand that getting your body back to normal is of the utmost importance to you.
That is why we offer the highest standard of care in podiatry. We seek to make your visit simple, stress-free, and effective! It is our goal to resolve your pain and function issues in a way that allows you to live the life you are accustomed to.
A neuroma can occur in many areas of the body when nerve tissue thickens. Morton’s neuroma is the most typical neuroma that occurs in the foot and it occurs between the third and fourth toes.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. They can develop from an inherited structural defect, excess stress on your foot, or can result from an existing medical condition.
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Daily preventative care can help you decrease your risk of developing these other serious conditions like ulcers and infections. Inspecting your feet at the end of the day to look for any abnormalities, maintaining proper hygiene, keeping your feet warm in cold weather, encouraging blood flow in the feet, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle can discourage other conditions from developing.
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints from patients. While heel spurs may or may not show up on an x-ray, the spurs themselves are a result of the actual problem: plantar fasciitis.
Hammertoe is a deformity where one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toes begin to bend outside of their normal alignment. Pressure can begin to weigh heavy on the toes as you wear shoes which is where pain and other symptoms develop.
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Meet Karen E. Anderson, DPM
What’s special about Dr. Karen Anderson’s practice?
Karen E. Anderson, DPM specializes in treating chronic pain. She has been able to solve, on a daily basis, foot pain that patients have endured for months and years.
“I use a combination of a very thorough physical exam, gait evaluation and a neurological postural exam. The latter is a specialized test that helps pinpoint the source of the pain. Pain is not always experienced at the source of the problem. Even Dr. Scholl’s products demonstrate this – there’s an arch support meant to relieve back pain. It is called quite simply the “Back Pain Relief” insole. A foot problem can be manifested as back pain, and certainly vice versa. An arthritic joint in the forefoot can cause you to disproportionately bear weight on your heel or opposite foot, causing pain in the heel or opposite foot – not the damaged joint. This is common enough that I always perform the postural test for chronic pain. Once I establish the source of the problem, I can help you resolve the pain.”