Elizabeth E. Auger, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), has served the community of West Jordan since 1996. As an enthusiastic athlete, she understands how important foot health is. After completing her medical residency in intensive foot surgery and wound care, Dr. Auger moved to the West Jordan area, where she offers holistic care to all of her patients.
She chose to live in this area because it’s the perfect place to enjoy her active, outdoor lifestyle while providing excellent to seniors, infants, athletes and everyone in between who are experiencing foot problems.
Dr. Auger can provide treatment for a variety of different conditions, including:
And so much more. With Dr. Auger’s care, you can get back to doing the things you love! In many cases, you can expect results from Day 1. You shouldn’t have to endure discomfort and pain every day because of your feet. Dr. Auger has the experience and training to provide compassionate care that can help you get moving again.
Dr. Auger always start with a thorough examination. She’ll lay out all of the facts and treatment recommendations, and answer any questions you may have. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment may need to begin right away to ensure you don’t face more serious health issues.
If you are looking for a same-day podiatrist in West Jordan, look no further. Dr. Auger always provides same-day appointments so you can get the treatment you need and alleviate your pain and discomfort as soon as possible.
If you have questions or need an appointment, give us a call at (801) 509-9959 or send us an email today!
Elizabeth E. Auger, DPM
1561 W 7000 S
West Jordan, UT 84084
Phone: (801) 509-9959
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
As a compassionate medical professional, an athlete who loves the outdoor activities in Salt Lake City, and an advocate of holistic whole body care, Dr. Auger is 100% dedicated to helping you protect and care for your feet so you can remain in optimum health. She emphasizes preventative care and solving serious foot and leg health issues with conservative and surgical treatments.
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Redness is one of the signs of an infection. Other signs include pain, swelling, and discharge drainage — though not all four have to be present to diagnose an infection. If the pedicurist used an instrument that delves into the side of the nail under the nail and/or nail folds, bacteria are likely to be deposited in the areas. Immediate soaking in warm water with Epsom salts followed by application of a triple antibiotic ointment and then a Band-aid is recommended. Also, strongly consider making an appointment to see a foot health specialist to have the area assessed since this can prevent a major infection that could require surgery. The specialist can help drain and dress the areas, and they will probably prescribe an antibiotic.
Four signs that a shoe needs to be replaced are: 1) The tread is worn 2) You are able to bend the shoe in half with no effort (normally, it should only bend in the toe area) 3) When pressing the heel counter (the cup that holds your heel) it caves in 4) When turning the shoe over, you can easily twist it. All of these signs show that the structural parts of the shoe are worn and that they can no longer provide the needed foot, arch, and ankle support.
Hammertoes are a condition that is often caused by heredity. It can also develop as a result of tight-fitting shoes, or it can be caused by wearing shoes where the arch is either too high or too low. When the arch is high or low, there is a level of overcompensation of the tendons in the foot, causing hammertoes to develop over time.
Numbed in the toes or feet may be due to radiculopathy, or nerve root compression, in the low back. It may also be caused by a neuroma, which is nerve inflammation, in the midfoot. Other likely causes include tarsal tunnel syndrome, shoes that are too tight, and the repetition of certain high-impact activities, such as using a stair stepper for exercise.
Clicking, cracking, is the synovial (joint) fluid moving in the joints, which is normal. If there is pain when the joint clicks/cracks, visit a Podiatrist to determine the cause.
It is best to visit a reputable shoe store to determine your size. When trying on the shoes, the shoe should fit somewhat snugly over the top of your foot, but you should still be able to wiggle your toes in the front toe box. Also, your heel should not slip out while walking. Slipping heels not only cause blisters, but they indicate a shoe that is too large to provide the intended support.
Trim your nails straight across, and never down in the corners. The nail should have a flat front edge with a slight “overhang” on each side. This trim shape prevents the skin on the sides of the nail from compressing onto the nail and growing over it, which will lead to pain and a likely infection. Also, never trim your nails too close to the bed, which could cause an infection, as well.
Bunions are caused by muscle and tendon imbalances in your foot and calf. They are more common in women because they are often caused by wearing tight or narrow shoes. Foot exercises for a bunion may help strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint and increase the range of motion of the joints, which can help lessen bunion pain. You can relieve pain from bunions with only 10-20 minutes of exercise per day. Massage and ice baths are also helpful in relieving pain from bunions.
Painless swelling of the ankles is common and may happen for many reasons, such as standing for long periods of time, wearing ill-fitting shoes, certain medical conditions, or pregnancy. There are steps you can take to reduce ankle swelling fast. Putting on a compression hose first thing in the morning will help lessen the swelling of the ankles. You can also elevate your legs or apply an ACE wrap. The best way to prevent swollen ankles to maintain proper levels of hydration. Though it may seem counterintuitive, drinking at least eight glasses of water per day will help to reduce swelling.
When you have a skin condition, you usually visit a dermatologist. A heart condition often requires a cardiologist. Specialists are an integral part of healthcare, and podiatrists are no different. Your primary care provider will have plenty of knowledge about foot conditions, but the specialized treatment you will receive from a foot doctor can drastically increase your well-being.
Podiatrists in West Jordan can provide a firm diagnosis for your condition, then provide treatment that can quickly eliminate your pain and discomfort. These treatments may include surgery, splinting, massage therapy and more. Your podiatrist can also recommend the best home remedies for certain conditions.
However, podiatrists aren’t just here to treat issues after they appear. Dr. Auger can examine your feet and your medical history (and your family’s history) to provide preventative measures to better prevent certain issues from affecting you. For example, if your family has a history of developing bunions, Dr. Auger may be able to offer a variety of different preventative treatment options to lessen your chances of developing them as well.
Since 1999, Dr. Auger has helped hundreds of patients overcome (and prevent) foot pain and discomfort. She creates personalized treatment plans for every patient to make sure they can stay on their feet and continue enjoying life.
Our bodies are incredible machines, yet we take so much for granted — until something goes wrong, that is. After all, how often do you appreciate being able to breathe through your nose until you have a cold? Our feet are the same way. We may walk or run thousands of steps every day, or we could stand for hours on end. Yet the only time we really think about our feet is when they become injured.
Leonardo Da Vinci once called the human foot “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” When you consider all the intricate parts that make a foot work, it’s not hard to understand why he felt this way:
When even one of these pieces is injured, damaged or not working properly, it can be a big issue. After all, our feet are our main mode of transportation! That’s why it’s so important to have a West Jordan podiatrist you can trust. Dr. Elizabeth E. Auger, DPM has been one of the top trusted podiatrists in the area since 1999./p>
Whether you have an annoying bunion, a toe deformity or any other foot condition, Dr. Auger is here to help. Get a same-day podiatry appointment by calling (801) 509-9959 or sending us an email today!
I was having severe burning pain and numbness in my left foot after running. Dr. Auger provided custom orthotics and treatment so I am able to run again. She is very knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend her!
After I experienced months of severe pain in my left heel that left me unable to walk at times, Dr. Auger found bone spurs in my heel and Achilles tendon. She surgically removed them and it was the best thing that I have experienced. I have no pain and have been able to walk again. I highly recommend Dr. Auger… she rocks.
Dr. Auger removed a Morton’s Neuroma from my left foot. I could hardly walk prior to the surgery, now 6 weeks after surgery I’m walking and have no pain. Very pleased!