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Are you suffering
from foot, ankle, or heel pain?

Foot & Ankle Center has the experience to treat all your foot and ankle concerns. Dr. Landon Cameron, DPM, FACFAS is available to see you at our offices in St. George, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada.

Dr. Cameron treats various conditions related to the foot and ankle, as well as diabetic care. Dr. Cameron believes in a conservative approach to podiatry, evaluating all options for treatment before surgery. Dr. Cameron treats each patient as an individual and works with each patient to develop a unique treatment plan that addresses all a patient’s foot and ankle concerns.

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Finding Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists in Mesquite and St. George

Whether you are dealing with foot deformities like bunions and hammertoes or have a recent injury, it can be challenging to find the right certified foot and ankle specialists in Mesquite, Nevada, and St. George, Utah. After all, foot and ankle health affect every area of your life, including:

Mobility: walking, running, hiking, driving, riding a bike or scooter, getting in and out of bed, sitting, standing, bending, and lifting.

Hobbies: operating a sewing machine, playing the drums, horseback riding, working out, dancing, skating, skiing, snowboarding, gardening, playing with your kids or pets, shopping, and physical labor in any area like construction and woodworking.

Personal Activities: getting in and out of the bathtub, taking a shower, and standing at the bathroom mirror to shave, brush your teeth, or put on makeup.

The importance of foot and ankle health cannot be overstated, yet it is often overlooked in day-to-day care. When you experience foot and ankle pain that interferes with your daily activities, finding the right certified foot and ankle specialist can get you back on your feet and on with your life.

Common Conditions

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  • Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon causes pain in the back of the heel or ankle. Activity will increase the pain.
  • Ankle Arthritis: Chronic inflammation causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the ankle joints.
  • Ankle or Foot Fracture: Sudden trauma or overuse causes a break in ankle or foot bones. Pain will be localized and increase when you put your weight on it.
  • Ankle Sprain: A sharp movement pulling the foot out of alignment causes pain or swelling in the ankle. The ankle will likely swell and hurt anytime it moves.
  • Athlete’s Foot: A fungal infection causes rash, scaling, or peeling skin between the toes or on the bottom of the foot due to damp shoes or fungal presence in common areas like gym showers.
  • Bunion: The base of the big toe twists out of alignment, creating an enlarged, painful bump on the side of the foot.
  • Corns and Calluses: Thick, hard skin forms on the foot due to friction. Corns will have a small round shape in the center (the kernel). Calluses can have an irregular shape and won’t have a kernel.
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Elevated blood glucose levels cause damage to the blood vessels that feed the tiny nerves in your feet, which can result in nerve damage. You may experience pain, tingling, burning, or numbness.
  • Hammertoes: The joints of the toes make them curl rather than lie flat. The tips of the toes touch the ground rather than the pad.
  • Ingrown Toenail: The nail is misaligned, causing redness, pain, or infection near the toenail. Ingrown toenails often happen after an injury or when you cut the nail too short or rounded, and the growing nail cuts into the skin.
  • Morton’s Neuroma: Wearing pointy or high-heeled shoes irritates the nerves between the bones in the ball of the foot. Pain will increase when you put weight on the ball of the foot.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: The fascia is a thick, fibrous tissue that supports the arch of the foot. When the fascia gets inflamed or shortens, you’ll feel pain and stiffness along the bottom of the heel. Plantar fasciitis can develop for several reasons, including wearing shoes with poor cushioning, having flat feet or feet with high arches, having tight calf muscles, and obesity. Symptoms are worse in the morning before you start moving and loosening the fascia.
  • Plantar Warts: The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes skin growths that may be painful to walk on.
  • Toenail Fungus: Contact with fungus thriving on gym shower tiles or other public places and in damp shoes causes discolored, crumbly, thickened, or loose nails.
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The Foot & Ankle Center

Here at the Foot & Ankle Center, we know that every person who walks through our doors is unique and has a different lifestyle, priorities, and needs. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions.

Dr. Landon Cameron, DPM, FACFAS, our certified foot and ankle specialist in Mesquite, Nevada, and St. George, Utah, is committed to providing the highest quality of care. After a thorough examination, including assessing your medical history, he will work with you to develop a treatment protocol that makes sense for you and your schedule.

Dr. Cameron takes a conservative approach to podiatry. He isn’t one to rush straight to the surgical option if there are less invasive methods that will serve his clients better. There are fewer side effects and better recovery with the non-surgical option for many conditions.

If, however, surgery is the better option, Dr. Cameron is a skilled podiatric surgeon with eight years of experience. He completed his surgical residency at the Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville, Greenville, TX. He’s affiliated with the Mesa View Regional Hospital in Nevada, St. George Regional Hospital in Utah, and the Cedar City Hospital in Utah. He’s a Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

If surgery is necessary, you can feel confident that Dr. Cameron and his talented medical team will see you through the process, from diagnosis to aftercare, with compassion and professionalism so you have the best possible outcome.

What To Expect

  1. Once you set your appointment with our Mesquite or St. George office, you’ll want to gather information before your appointment. Please have a copy of all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and supplements, their dosages, and how often you take them. Some medications can interact with supplements or other medications. Sometimes, medicine becomes less effective. You should take this list with you to all medical appointments so your doctor has a good overall view of what you’re taking before prescribing anything new.
  2. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the required paperwork and bring your insurance card if you have one.
  3. Dr. Cameron will get a complete background related to the injury or condition to understand all the variables, including:
    1. How long you have experienced discomfort
    2. The location of the pain
    3. Whether the pain is localized or radiates to other areas of the body
    4. If certain activities and treatments make it feel better or worse
  4. There will be a physical examination.
    1. Your doctor will observe you standing and walking to verify good alignment of the joints, weight distribution, ease of motion, and functionality.
    2. Your doctor will feel your foot, looking for tender spots, and check your range of motion, stability, physical sensation, and pulse. If there are specific concerns, your doctor will address them.
  5. You may be required to complete additional tests, such as an x-ray, if the doctor suspects you might have a broken bone.
  6. Once all the information is gathered, Dr. Cameron will discuss the available treatment options, any possible side effects, and probable outcomes. Together, you will come up with a treatment protocol that makes sense for you and your situation.

Last Thoughts

As a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) and a fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), Dr. Cameron is the dedicated and highly-skilled podiatrist you need. If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, don’t wait. Waiting not only prolongs your suffering but could worsen the injury. Contact the Foot & Ankle Center today to schedule an appointment. We are committed to getting you back on your feet so you can return to living a full and healthy life.