Podiatry Doctor

At Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists, our specialty-trained podiatrist in Wichita is an expert in providing evaluation and treatment for podiatric, foot, and ankle injuries and conditions.

Podiatrists are specialty-trained medical experts who assess and treat podiatric conditions, or issues that affect the feet, toes, and ankles. These doctors complete four years of podiatric medical school to earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. Through this education, in addition to their specialized residency training in podiatry, podiatric doctors gain expertise in the full range of comprehensive foot and ankle care. 

Some podiatrists are only trained in podiatric medicine, or conservative treatment methods for podiatric conditions. Surgical podiatrists have training in podiatric medicine and surgery, including reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. The specialized knowledge of a surgical podiatrist includes everything from the treatment of plantar warts, calluses, and stress fractures to surgical procedures for flat feet, bunions, and ankle arthritis. 

When a patient meets with a podiatrist, they will need to discuss their symptoms, and the doctor may need to perform a physical exam. Additional diagnostics may be required, such as an X-ray, in order to find the source of the problem and formulate a patient-specific treatment plan. The podiatrist will then offer a range of treatment options to pursue based on the needs and goals of the patient with the aim of reducing or eliminating any discomfort and restoring function and strength.

Podiatric Symptoms of Concern

These experiences and symptoms can be related to foot and ankle problems and may be familiar to you:

  • Ankle stiffness or pain
  • Chronic or sporadic heel pain
  • Deformity in the big toe or other toes
  • Numbness or tingling in the toes or anywhere below the knee
  • Problems with running or walking due to pain or limited range of motion

Podiatric Treatments

Our experienced podiatrist at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists is specialty-trained in the foot and ankle, and his expertise includes:

  • Arthroscopic podiatric procedures
  • Bunion correction 
  • Flatfoot reconstruction 
  • Ingrown nails
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Sprains and fracture care for the feet, toes, and ankles
  • Total ankle replacement

Exceptional Podiatric Care at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists

When you visit Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists in Wichita, you’ll meet with our specialty-trained podiatrist, Dr. Kale Meeks. Dr. Meeks and our other specialists treat patients just like you, helping restore them to better health and an improved quality of life. They not only provide medical and surgical care, but they also have a deep understanding of the challenges patients with injuries and conditions face and know how to listen to and address your questions and concerns.

It’s important to know that our specialists always strive to recommend a nonsurgical treatment option first. Through their diagnostic process, they will be able to determine if a nonoperative treatment, such as physical therapy or medication, will be the best approach.

However, if foot or ankle surgery is ultimately needed, our expert will apply his advanced skills to perform the surgery, using our leading-edge technology. He will be with you every step of the way, from your first consultation at our office, during your surgical procedure, and through your recovery and rehabilitation.

Your Appointment

Our doctor in Wichita can assess and diagnose your problem and then consult with you about what treatment approach may be best for you. Sometimes, our podiatrist may also consult with other providers at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists about your condition. This opportunity for experts to share knowledge and perspective in order to deliver optimal patient care is just one of the many benefits of being treated by the doctors at Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist in Wichita by phone at (316) 219-8299 or by using the request an appointment button below.

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