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Podiatry Specialist

Ellichman Vein & Vascular Centers

Jonathan J Ellichman, M.D.

Vascular Surgeon & Wound Care Specialist located in Memphis, TN

Podiatry is the medical field focusing on the feet. Vascular surgeon, Jonathan Ellichman, MD at Ellichman Vein & Vascular Centers in Memphis, Tennessee facilitates comprehensive vascular podiatry care. If you have foot, ankle, or leg pain and suspect an underlying vascular issue, he can facilitate this. Call the office or click online scheduling to arrange your visit now.

Podiatry Q & A

What are some common podiatry problems?

Podiatry includes problems of the feet, ankles, and lower legs. The most common podiatry problems can include:

  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness 
  • Wounds
  • Open sores

In many cases, people who suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes experience multiple podiatry problems at once. 

When should I seek podiatry care?

If you have foot, ankle, or leg symptoms that hinder your regular activities, it’s time to see Dr. Ellichman at Ellichman Vein & Vascular Centers. It’s especially important to see Dr. Ellichman if you have diabetes and notice new wounds that aren’t healing as fast as they should. 

In many cases, podiatry problems like foot, ankle, and leg pain and slow-healing wounds are directly related to vascular diseases or disorders. Common vascular conditions include peripheral artery disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). 

If you have any of these conditions, it’s important to get the proper diagnosis and treatment right now, before your symptoms become unbearable. Ellichman Vein & Vascular Centers offers all of the vascular disease care you need in one place.

What podiatry treatments are available?

After Dr. Ellichman uses vascular diagnostic testing to find your underlying vascular conditions, he recommends a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment depends on the specific vascular issues you’re dealing with, but some of the different options include:

Amputation prevention 

Amputation prevention helps you to stop venous disease progression so you can avoid ulcers that lead to amputation. Most diabetes-related amputations are preventable if you take the proper steps when you initially notice signs of venous disease. 

Radiofrequency ablation vein treatments

Radiofrequency ablation treatments target damaged veins with radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency current heats the vein, which leads to scar tissue growth and closure.

Chemoablation (sclerotherapy) vein treatments 

Chemoablation treats damaged veins using a chemical injection. The injected substances cause irritation and scarring inside the vein, which causes withering.

Minimally invasive vascular surgery 

Minimally invasive vascular surgery includes treatments that clean, widen, and reinforce damaged or diseased arteries. Dr. Ellichman performs this type of surgery utilizing a no incision technique, allowing you to get back to your life with minimal pain or downtime.

All treatments emphasize improved quality of life. Dr. Ellichman can help you get back to the activities that you love using proven high-tech treatments. As one of the longest-standing vascular centers in the Memphis area, Ellichman Vein & Vascular Centers performs over 250 procedures annually, with zero infections and zero complications. 

It is important to make sure you have appropriate circulation before undergoing a foot or ankle procedure.