In need of top-notch foot health care in the Cooper City area? Look no further than LMD Podiatry, led by Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff, a board-certified podiatrist with extensive training from Mount Sinai. At LMD Podiatry, we are committed to ensuring your feet and ankles receive the highest level of care possible. Whether you require surgical interventions or non-surgical solutions, our clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and same-day appointments to cater to your needs. From pediatric and diabetic care to addressing conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis and bunions, our friendly and professional team is dedicated to prioritizing your foot health. Trust Cooper City’s top podiatrist, Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff, as your expert in foot care.
About LMD Podiatry
LMD Podiatry, led by board-certified Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff, is dedicated to providing comprehensive foot and ankle care. With a specialization in foot and ankle care, Dr. Dabakaroff offers advanced surgical and non-surgical solutions for a wide range of conditions. The practice is committed to utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostics and providing same-day appointments to ensure prompt and efficient care.
Pediatric Foot Care
Pediatric foot care is of utmost importance in ensuring the healthy development and well-being of children. Proper foot care during the formative years can prevent future complications and promote optimal foot health. LMD Podiatry understands the unique needs of pediatric patients and offers specialized care for common pediatric foot conditions such as flat feet, in-toeing, out-toeing, and toe walking.
When it comes to treating pediatric foot conditions, LMD Podiatry employs a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing both conservative and surgical treatment options. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s expertise in pediatric foot care allows for individualized treatment plans tailored to each child’s specific needs.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot care is crucial for individuals with diabetes, as they are more prone to developing foot complications. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to nerve damage, poor blood circulation, and impaired wound healing, putting patients at an increased risk for foot ulcers and infections.
LMD Podiatry understands the unique challenges faced by diabetic patients and provides comprehensive diabetic foot care services. Their approach involves educating patients on proper foot care techniques, regular foot examinations, and the treatment of any foot problems that may arise. By effectively managing diabetic foot conditions, LMD Podiatry aims to prevent complications and ensure the overall foot health of their diabetic patients.
Achilles tendonitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It commonly occurs due to overuse or repetitive strain on the tendon, leading to pain, swelling, and difficulty with activities that involve the use of the calf muscles.
Causes and risk factors for Achilles tendonitis include excessive or sudden increase in physical activity, tight calf muscles, improper footwear, and certain medical conditions such as arthritis and obesity.
Diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis can be made through a thorough physical examination, where the doctor assesses the condition of the tendon and evaluates the range of motion of the ankle. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound or MRI, may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis and determine the extent of the injury.
Treatment options for Achilles tendonitis range from conservative measures such as rest, ice, physical therapy, and orthotics, to more advanced interventions such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or surgery in severe cases. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s expertise in treating Achilles tendonitis ensures that patients receive the most appropriate and effective treatment for their condition.
Bunions and Foot Deformities
Bunions are a common foot condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe, causing it to deviate outward. This leads to the formation of a bony bump on the side of the foot, which can be painful and cause difficulty with wearing certain types of shoes. Foot deformities encompass a broader range of conditions that involve structural abnormalities of the foot, such as hammertoes and flat feet.
Causes and contributing factors for bunions and foot deformities include genetics, wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, and certain medical conditions such as arthritis. These conditions can cause pain, discomfort, and can affect the overall function and alignment of the foot.
Treatment approaches for bunions and foot deformities can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the symptoms experienced by the patient. Conservative measures such as wearing properly fitted shoes, using orthotic devices, and performing specific foot exercises can help alleviate symptoms and prevent progression. Surgical intervention may be recommended for more severe cases. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s experience in dealing with bunions and foot deformities allows for individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. It is often caused by repetitive strain or overuse of the foot, leading to microtears in the plantar fascia and subsequent pain and discomfort.
Causes and risk factors for plantar fasciitis include high-impact activities, improper footwear, flat feet, obesity, and tight calf muscles.
Signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis typically include heel pain, especially in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest. The pain is often described as a sharp or stabbing sensation, and it may worsen with activity.
Conservative treatment options for plantar fasciitis include rest, ice, stretching exercises, physical therapy, shoe modifications, and orthotics. In more severe cases, alternative treatments such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy or corticosteroid injections may be considered. Surgical intervention is rarely necessary but may be an option for patients who do not respond to conservative measures. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s expertise in treating plantar fasciitis ensures that patients receive appropriate and effective treatment to alleviate their symptoms and restore foot function.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling. They can be caused by improper nail trimming, poorly fitted shoes, trauma to the toe, or certain nail conditions.
Risk factors for ingrown toenails include excessive sweating, genetic predisposition, and underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease.
Symptoms of ingrown toenails typically include pain, tenderness, redness, and swelling around the affected nail. In some cases, there may be an infection present, characterized by pus or drainage.
Treatment options for ingrown toenails can range from conservative measures such as warm soaks and proper nail trimming techniques to more advanced interventions such as partial or total nail avulsion. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s expertise in treating ingrown toenails allows for effective treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and preferences.
Sports Injuries and Foot Care
Sports-related foot injuries are common and can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe fractures and ligament tears. Athletes are at a higher risk of foot injuries due to the repetitive nature of their activities and the high-impact forces exerted on their feet.
Prevention and management strategies for sports-related foot injuries focus on proper warm-up exercises, wearing appropriate footwear, maintaining proper form and technique, and gradually increasing activity levels. In the event of an injury, early medical intervention is crucial to prevent further damage and promote optimal healing.
Rehabilitation programs for sports-related foot injuries aim to restore strength, flexibility, and function to the injured foot. They typically involve a combination of exercises, physical therapy modalities, and gradual return to activity under the guidance of a medical professional.
LMD Podiatry’s expertise in sports-related foot care ensures that athletes receive the specialized care they need to effectively manage their foot injuries and minimize the risk of future complications.
Foot and Ankle Fractures
Foot and ankle fractures can significantly impact a person’s mobility and overall quality of life. These fractures can occur as a result of traumatic events, such as falls or accidents, or from overuse injuries.
There are various types and causes of foot and ankle fractures, including stress fractures, avulsion fractures, and compound fractures. Symptoms of foot and ankle fractures may include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight.
Diagnosis of foot and ankle fractures typically involves a physical examination, X-rays, and sometimes additional imaging studies such as CT scans or MRIs. The treatment approach for foot and ankle fractures depends on the specific type and location of the fracture, as well as the patient’s overall health and activity level.
Treatment options can range from conservative measures such as immobilization with a cast or brace, rest, ice, and elevation, to surgical intervention with the use of plates, screws, or pins to stabilize the fracture. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff’s experience in treating foot and ankle fractures ensures that patients receive the most appropriate and effective treatment for their specific fracture.
Evidence-based Foot Care Practices
LMD Podiatry is committed to providing evidence-based foot care practices, staying at the forefront of advancements in the field of podiatry. By adopting evidence-based practices, the practice ensures that patients receive the most effective and up-to-date treatment options available.
Continuous learning and professional development are key components of LMD Podiatry’s approach to providing high-quality foot care. Dr. Lauren Dabakaroff actively engages in continuing education courses, seminars, and conferences to expand her knowledge and skills in the field of podiatry. This allows her to stay informed about the latest research and treatment techniques and incorporate them into her practice.
Through a dedication to continuous learning and a commitment to providing the most effective foot care solutions, LMD Podiatry strives to deliver exceptional care and outcomes for their patients.