Outpatient Podiatry Clinic at RCH
- When: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month*
- Provider: Dr. Brian Rarick
- To schedule an appointment: call (641) 464-4409. Referrals can be faxed to (641) 464-4447.
*Schedule is subject to change. Please view the current month’s schedule for the latest updates.
Brian Rarick, DPM. Ringgold County Hospital provides podiatry services through a partnership with Brian Rarick, DPM. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Dr. Rarick treats common foot conditions including bunions, hammertoe, plantar fascitis, neuromas, and foot injuries. This clinic is held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.
What Is Podiatry?
Podiatry is the medical discipline focusing on caring for conditions that affect the foot and ankle. Podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle surgery, sports injuries, as well as foot care for patients with diabetes.
Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated
Conditions that can be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist include:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Corns and calluses
- Fungal infections
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Morton’s neuroma
- Nonhealing wounds
- Plantar fasciitis
- Plantar warts
- Toenail disorders
When to See a Podiatrist
If you are experiencing symptoms relating to your foot or ankle, make sure you get it checked out by a provider in the field at Ringgold County Hospital’s outpatient podiatry clinic.
You may wish to schedule a visit with our foot care provider if you have:
- Unexplained pain or swelling in your foot or ankle
- Symptoms of a foot or ankle condition
- Chronic foot or ankle pain that you’ve been managing with over-the-counter medicines
- Numbness or tingling in the feet or toes
- Heel pain that is persistent or getting worse
- Noticeable deformities in your foot
The podiatrist at RCH’s outpatient specialty clinic can offer a variety of solutions for issues affecting your feet and ankles. This can range from the use of custom-made or over-the-counter orthotics to medications, and/or physical therapy. In some cases, surgical or other procedures may be recommended.
Prevention plays a big role when it comes to foot and ankle health. Wearing properly fitted and comfortable shoes can go a long way to keeping your feet healthy and preventing problems. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can also help. Caring for your feet with daily cleaning, protection, and keeping an eye out for issues is also recommended.
Podiatrists in Mount Ayr, IA
If you have an issue affecting your feet or ankles, a trip to the podiatrist’s office isn’t as far as you think. Ringgold County Hospital offers access to podiatry providers at twice-monthly outpatient podiatry clinics – right here in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Schedule your visit now.