You will find us in the Canyons Medical Center building across the street from Sandy Senior Citizen Center, just south of Dairy Queen. (It looks like a bank because it used to be one:)
9355 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: (801) 758-7052
Fax: (877) 428-7520
Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Auger is 100% dedicated to helping you protect and care for your feet so you can remain in optimum health. As a dedicated medical professional, an athlete who herself enjoys all the outdoor activities in Salt Lake City, and an advocate of holistic whole body care, Dr. Auger emphasizes preventative care and conservative methods in solving serious foot and leg health issues and surgical treatments.
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Plantar fasciitis is more prone in people with lowered arches and tight calf muscles. It can be a “forever” problem if these two issues are not treated with orthotics and regular stretching. Regular care in these two areas can resolve the issue altogether in most instances. It will also lessen the frequency and severity of symptoms, even if the condition has become somewhat permanent.
Foot and leg pain after standing all day is attributed to weak, tired, and tight muscles. Simple stretches that include the front and back of the thigh, as well as the back of the legs, are recommended to relieve any muscle tightness. The muscle groups being stretched are the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves.
Elevating the feet and legs after stretching will also decrease swelling. A warm bath will loosen tight muscles. Our office does suggest having a podiatrist perform a foot exam so they can recommend the proper shoe gear to be worn during these long hours of standing. We may also recommend an orthotic to provide extra support to the feet and legs.
The easiest and most consistently effective remedy, though, is stretching prior to long hours of standing and walking followed by another set of light stretches after the period. Give your muscles and tendons the opportunity to relax and work through tightness before sitting or laying down for long periods following a duration of extended-standing/walking.
Arch pain is most commonly caused by posterior tibial tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or fatigued plantar foot muscles. The pain can sometimes be relieved temporarily through stretching, hydration, rest, and the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications, like Aleve, Advil, or Tylenol. Persistent pain may be indicative of shoes with poor support or a condition partially caused by genetics. If the pain is recurring and interferes with your life, see a podiatrist for a full diagnosis.
As the day progresses, shoes may fit tighter due to fluid retention, or swelling, in the feet. The shoes will then become tighter, thus causing foot pain. It is recommended that shoes be purchased at the end of the day so that your sizing decision accounts for the swelling that occurs as the day goes on.
Foot pain, and a change in your foot structure such as a bunion, are indicators that you could greatly benefit from a custom orthotic. Orthotics can also help relieve stress and tension on the feet caused by certain high-impact activities or jobs that require standing or walking for long periods of time. In cases where a persistent condition is causing pain, orthotics may also be recommended once your condition is fully diagnosed.
Sensing that your feet are always cold may be caused by a nerve issue, especially if your feet don’t feel cold to the touch of your hands or anyone else’s. If your feet actually tend to have a low temperature on a frequent basis, it could be caused by a vascular issue, such as stenosis of the blood vessels.
Any time you have concerns, questions, or would like a formal diagnosis, do not hesitate to seek out the opinion of a licensed podiatrist. You should also see a podiatrist any time you experience persistent pain, redness, or swelling, or any time you notice a change in your foot structure.
Calluses are thick patches of skin that can grow on your feet. They form naturally from dead layers of skin that are subjected to friction and pressure and typically form on the weight-bearing areas of your feet, such as the big toe, heel, ball, or side of your foot. Some amount of callouses are normal, but they typically grow worse over time if not treated. You can also prevent calluses from forming, or returning by wearing proper shoes and applying a cream to the feet daily.
The first sign that an ingrown nail is present is pain in the corner of the nail. Swollen, red skin on the painful side of the toe can also indicate an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails are caused by tight shoes that crowd the toe area, cutting toenails too short or curved, injury, nail infections, and certain medical conditions.
To prevent ingrown toenails, be sure to maintain good nail hygiene and trim nails straight across, not at a curve. Wear shoes that fit properly and check your feet often, especially if you have a medical condition such as diabetes.