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Trust your podiatrist as a foot and ankle expert.  They have the skills needed to evaluate for proper foot supports. Often a custom orthotic can be made for you to better support the arch, heel, and even the ankle, and knees.


At Summit Foot and Ankle we use the latest in orthotics casting technologies and take a digital scan of your foot in proper position for molding a custom orthotic for your needs.


We believe orthotics can help most patients.  Therefore we have priced our orthotics to be reasonable.  At Just $250 we feel we can offer excellent custom orthotics for you and your loved ones.


$250 / pair



An ingrown toenail is a painful condition caused by the pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin (cellulitis) and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes.


 The main causes of an ingrown toenail are improper trimming of the toenail, an inherited or hereditary condition, and improper shoe fitting. Injury by overly aggressive pedicures and nail picking are also common causes.


SUMMIT FOOT + ANKLE is a proud provider for BIG TOE CLINIC, an ingrown toenail clinic.   We carry a less than 1% recurrence rate if the permanent procedure is performed.

1-844-TOE PAIN


What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a a deformity of the big toe.  It forms at the base of your big toe as the toe drifts into the 2nd toe and the inside of the joint sticks out and becomes inflamed causing even more enlargement of the bony bump.


Major causes of bunion deformities are: Genetics, ill-fitting shoes, and traumatic arthritis.


The deformity happens because certain tendons, ligaments and other structures of the big toe joint, also called the metatarsal phalangeal joint, become weakened, or out of position due to forces and stresses placed on these structures.  The pressures cause the toe to "drift" and thereby exaggerating the bunion deformity.


There are many treatments which focus on non-surgical options.  However, many times surgery is the best option for long term success and removal of the deformity.


There are over dozens of different types of procedures available to perform on bunions.  The physicians at Achy Bunions are skilled surgeons who can apply the proper procedure based on the type of deformity you have.


It is very important to take care of your feet when you have Diabetes because diabetes can have many effects on the feet.


Please do the following:

Get regular check-ups by a podiatrist.  A podiatrist will help you take care of your feet and create a plan with you for proper foot care.


Ask your Podiatrist which shoes would best fit your foot type and your needs.  You may even be able to get special shoes made specifically for Diabetics.  Many times these shoes can even be covered by your insurance.


Check your feet every day.  Sometimes it helps to use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet too.  It is important to look for areas of redness, swelling, calluses, cuts, dryness and any other signs that you might have questions about.  Call your podiatrist at 801-253-6886 if you see any of these signs.

You may want to have a family member help you check your feet if you are having a hard time seeing them.


Keep your feet clean.  Wash daily in warm water (not hot) and mild soap.  The water should be warm to the touch of hand and not hot.  It is easy to make the water too hot which will burn the foot.  With Diabetes it is important to not soak your feet.


Dry your feet well. Be sure to dry between

the toes with a clean towel.

Diabetes effects:





Schedule an appointment today and start your regular check-ups.



Often with diabetes even nail care can become difficult and even dangerous to perform on your own.  If improperly done it can cause injury which can lead to infection and in some cases eventual amputation.


As Diabetes effects the bodies immune response it makes it more difficult to protect against fungal infections in the nails.  The nails then become brittle and even thickened.  This makes it even more difficult to trim on your own.  Let your foot and ankle specialist at Summit Foot + Ankle help you with your complicated nail care.  We have highly trained nail experts who are happy to help you with your nail care.


Call (801) 253-6886 to set up an appointment.

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