Treatment Options for your Foot and Ankle

A wide variety of foot problems and ankle problems exist, but nearly all can reduce your quality of life without the proper care. Our Palm Desert, California podiatry group is experienced with a broad range of foot and ankle conditions. We work with patients to offer a variety of treatment options for concerns including foot pain, bunions, ankle sprains, sports injuries, and neuropathy. We also provide care for children’s foot issues.

See the ways Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM, and our Coachella Valley practice can help you find the relief and management you need.

Heel & Arch PainHeel & Arch Pain

If sharp heel pain greets you when you step out of bed, you’re not alone. This is often a symptom of plantar fasciitis, a common source of heel and arch pain. Dr. Danciger treats plantar fasciitis with the most conservative measures possible to limit invasiveness and discomfort. Let us also help you find the right footwear to provide proper support and reduce stress on your plantar fascia tissues.


A bunion is an enlargement or bump on the inside of the big toe joint. This often causes the big toe to move and crowd against the other toes. Left untreated, bunions can make walking painful and difficult, as well as lead to further deformities of the toes.

Bunion surgery is many times the best treatment option. A patient who has surgery for bunions is often up and walking the same day with the aid of a surgical shoe. Athletic shoes can typically be worn again in about 3-5 weeks.

Peripheral Neuropathy & Nerve PainPeripheral Neuropathy & Nerve Pain

Diabetes often restricts circulation and causes a loss of feeling the feet and toes, known as peripheral neuropathy. Proper monitoring and care for this condition is crucial to detecting foot injuries and avoiding potential infection.


Hammertoe is a deformity that causes a toe to remain bent, often causing painful corns and calluses to form. Early treatment of a hammertoe, while the joints are still flexible, can relieve discomfort and prevent the condition from worsening or the toes becoming rigid.

Diabetic Foot CareDiabetic Foot Care

Living with diabetes means monitoring your health to avoid life-threatening complications. Your feet are especially important to watch. Discovering a foot problem late or not caring for it promptly can lead to infection or other serious concerns. Team up with Dr. Danciger and his staff to keep an eye on your foot health and learn the best methods of diabetic foot care.

Laser TherapyLaser Therapy

Laser Therapy can provide sweeping relief and produce dramatic results, getting you back on your feet faster than ever before. This exciting option is available from Dr. Harvey Danciger at our Palm Desert, CA, podiatric office, where we invest in cutting-edge technology to provide the highest quality care to all our patients.

Foot SurgeryFoot Surgery

When conservative treatments don’t provide needed relief for foot pain, surgery may become an option for providing permanent correction and pain reduction. Dr. Danciger provides superior surgical care to aid your recovery back to full foot health.

Foot & Ankle InjuriesFoot & Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries range in type and severity. Diagnosing an injury is crucial to proper treatment, full healing, and avoiding future re-injury. Don’t try to “walk it off!”

Foot FracturesFoot Fractures

The foot has a lot of bones, which means a lot of potential for a fracture. Proper care and healing is important in keeping the foot strong and avoiding chronic pain.

Sports Injuries

Whether you participate in athletics recreationally or professionally, sports injuries are always a possibility. Just think about how much stress is placed on your feet and ankles when you run, jump, slide, change directions, or stop short and it’s easy to see why! Not to worry though – we’ve got you covered. From tackling football injuries to stopping running problems, to getting a jump on basketball issues, Dr. Harvey R. Danciger uses advanced foot and ankle care to get you off the sidelines and back in the game.

Ankle SprainsAnkle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that takes just one wrong step to experience. Our ankle joints have a good range of motion, but their ligaments can become injured when forced into an unnatural position. 

Diagnosing the cause of ankle pain is important to ensure proper healing. Don’t risk an ankle sprain causing long-term pain or weakness. See our expert staff for the proper attention.

Children's FeetChildren's Feet

Children’s foot care is an important part of healthy development that can prevent pain and complications later in life. We also help with heel pain that sometimes comes as part of the growth process. Learn more about helping your kids grow up with strong, healthy feet!