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Get Expert Care for Foot Injuries and Wound Healing From Wichita Podiatrist Dr. Benjamin Weaver

Foot injuries or wounds can significantly impact your daily life, causing pain and limiting your mobility. At Central Kansas Podiatry Associates, Wichita podiatrist Dr. Benjamin Weaver is here to offer you the best possible care. With a focus on personalized treatment plans and advanced techniques, our podiatric physician is dedicated to helping you find relief and promote healing.

Injuries We Treat

At Central Kansas Podiatry Associates, we treat a wide range of injuries affecting the feet and ankles, understanding that each case is unique. Our foot care team is committed to ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

Achilles Tendinitis

Overuse and strain of the Achilles tendon, particularly in athletes, can lead to Achilles tendinitis. Symptoms include pain along the back of the leg or near the heel. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. These injuries are common in athletes and individuals who engage in physical activities. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and limited ability to move the ankle. Treatment includes rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy.


Bursitis in the foot can result from repetitive movement or excessive pressure, often affecting the heel or toe joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. Treatment involves rest, ice, and medications to reduce inflammation. In some cases, aspiration of the bursa fluid is performed.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are caused by overuse, especially in runners or athletes who have recently intensified or changed their training routines. Symptoms include pain along the inner side of the shinbone and mild swelling. Rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers are common treatments. Our specialists may also recommend proper footwear and orthotics.

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone, usually caused by repetitive force or overuse, such as in running or jumping sports. Symptoms include pain that worsens with activity, swelling, and tenderness. Treatment involves rest, avoiding activities that cause pain, and protective footwear. In some cases, our foot care specialist may recommend physical therapy for rehabilitation.

Turf Toe

Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities, especially when athletes push off repeatedly from the toe. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement in the big toe. Treatment includes rest, ice, compression, elevation, and limited toe movement.

Wound Care Treatment for People With Diabetes

Diabetes can lead to a reduced ability to fight infections and a slower healing process, especially for wounds on the feet and legs. We understand the unique challenges you face and are here to provide specialized care to promote healing and prevent complications.

Our treatment approach includes:

  • Regular monitoring
  • Off-loading to reduce pressure on the wound and promote healing
  • Wound debridement (removal of dead skin and tissue)
  • Applying dressings or topical medications
  • Education on proper foot care and lifestyle adjustments to aid healing and prevent future wounds

Our goal is to treat existing wounds and empower you with the knowledge and resources to prevent future issues. We believe in a collaborative approach, where you are an active participant in your care. By working together, we can effectively manage your diabetic foot conditions, enhance your quality of life, and keep you moving forward with confidence and comfort.

What to Expect When You Visit Our Wichita Podiatry Office

When you visit Central Kansas Podiatry Associates for your foot and ankle concerns, you’re taking the first step towards pain-free, healthy feet! Dr. Weaver and his team will conduct a thorough examination of your feet and ankles, discuss your symptoms and medical history, and use this information to create a personalized treatment plan.

Throughout the treatment process, we encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns. We believe in a patient-centered approach, where your comfort and understanding of the treatment plan are our top priorities. Our goal is to ensure that you feel informed and involved in your journey toward recovery.