Our feet.... They don't usually get much attention. They simply work hard for us every day, walking and running thousands of steps, supporting us as we work, play and do all the things we want and need to do. But when your feet or ankles are sore or have been injured, they demand attention. A foot problem that starts out as simply annoying can quickly become intensely painful and make life miserable. Fortunately, Dr. Courniotes can help. He's highly skilled and experienced with the full range of foot treatment options.
You'll find that he's a Fellow of the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Council of Certified Podiatric Surgery. In addition, he has more than 27 years of experience caring for Springfield area residents. In fact, it's credentials like these, coupled with Dr. Courniotes' commitment to his patients, that make him the choice of so many doctors in our area. That kind of trust is one of the greatest compliments that we can receive. It means Dr. Courniotes' expertise and our team's focus on excellent patient care is appreciates.
From work or recreational injuries to the problems, Dr. Courniotes offers specialized care to help you and your whole family. It all starts with communication. Dr. Courniotes takes time to get to know you. He always makes sure he understands the problems you're having, your goals for the future and any other concerns you may have. This approach is essential for giving you appropriate treatment, but it's also the attentive, personal care Dr. Courniotes believes you deserve. Next, after a thorough examination and diagnosis, Dr. Courniotes will recommend a treatment plan to keep your feet in optimal health. You'll get personalized care for belief from conditions like these:
- Foot pain or injury, including work injuries, sprains and fractures.
- Heel pain.
- Arthritis of the foot.
- Diabetic foot care, to maintain nail health, reduce calluses and manage wounds.
- Neuroma and other painful nerve-related conditions.
- Bunions and hammertoes.
- Corns, calluses or warts.
- Ingrown nails, fungal nails, athlete's foot and other skin issues affecting the foot and ankle.
Custom orthoses are shoe inserts that help control the motion of your foot. They provide stability and correct injury-causing imbalances. They are a must for all athletes and are also helpful for the everyday foot problems many of us experience from time to time. With extensive training in the biomechanics of good foot health, Dr. Courniotes knows just how to help you get maximum benefit from orthotic inserts. He'll create an affordable one-of-a-kind insert to fit your foot exactly. These inserts are proven to help with heel and arch pain, bunions, shin splints and other foot-related problems.
Dr. Courniotes is a highly skilled surgeon, so it may surprise you to know that here, surgery is actually a last resort. We want your care to be as effective and as easy on you as possible. So Dr. Courniotes explores all available medical options, without delaying your treatment or your pain relief. But if surgery becomes necessary to end your pain, you'll receive the most trusted, advanced procedure available to meet your needs. Thanks to the latest medical and surgical advances, Dr. Courniotes is able to offer many minimally invasive options to provide effective, lasting relief. These are patient-friendly procedures, almost always performed on an outpatient basis. Some of the advanced procedures Dr. Courniotes performs include:
- Surgical bunion repair.
- Hammertoe correction.
- Repair of damaged tendons in the foot.
- Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy - a minimally invasive answer to a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis. One of the most common causes of severe heel pain, this condition affects the tissue that supports the entire arch of the foot.
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy to relieve heel pain.