Desies and deformites

Montebello Foot Specialist – Dr. Ara Kelekian – 90640 Foot Doctor


Your feet are made up of many components, including bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Because of this complex makeup, your feet are susceptible to various diseases and deformities.

Some foot diseases and deformities are minor, while other can highly affect your quality of life. It is important to seek treatment for these diseases and deformities as soon as you start to notice the symptoms. In many cases, the sooner these diseases and deformities are treated, the better chance you have of restoring the health back to your feet.

Learn more about foot diseases and deformities, the symptoms to look for, and how you can treat them:

Deformities

Foot and leg deformities can be present at birth or develop as you age. Often, these deformities are treated at birth or in their early stages, and functionality of your foot or leg can be restored, allowing you to use your feet and legs with little pain or difficulty. However, if these deformities are not corrected properly, you or your child may have difficulty walking or may experience pain with every step. The following are deformities that affect your legs or feet:

If you notice symptoms of any of these deformities in yourself or if your child has been born with (or seems to be developing) foot or leg deformities, you should visit your doctor for an examination and treatment.

Diseases

Sometimes pain, numbness, abnormal growths, and other issues affecting your feet and legs may actually be related to various diseases. The following are diseases that may cause pain or discomfort in your legs or feet.

If you are suffering from discomfort or pain in your feet or legs, and/or if you are at risk for any of these diseases, you should visit your doctor for examination and treatment.