Experienced Podiatrist Settles in Shadelands, Walnut Creek

April 19, 2022
Experienced Podiatrist Settles in Shadelands, Walnut Creek

Dr. Eman Elmi, an extensively trained podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon, is the newest addition to Shadelands.

In practice since 2014, Dr. Elmi was primarily based in Marin County. He was the Chief of Podiatry at Marin General Hospital for the past four years. Dr. Elmi made his move to the East Bay when he established Diablo Foot & Ankle, a Division of BASS Medical Group, in January 2021. His new office is located at 2637 Shadelands Drive, Suite H, in the BASS building that is also home to BASS Urgent Care.

With branch offices in Antioch and Oakland, Dr. Elmi’s practice is now firmly rooted in the East Bay.

“We’ve been busy in this community since we moved in,” says Dr. Elmi. “There’s a lot of outdoor activity here—exercising, sports, and recreational play. We're all athletes to some degree, we're just not all in training."

Dr. Elmi’s extensive training covers everything south of the knee: traumatic injuries, such as sprains and fractures; biomechanical issues, such as flat feet and high arches; and age-related ailments, such as mid-foot arthritis. He is also experienced in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopy, sports medicine, wound care, diabetic limb salvage, and infectious and dermatological issues.

“We’re like a Swiss army knife in our competencies, helping people get back up on their feet—literally—from any number of ailments so they can keep moving and enjoy a healthy, pain-free life," says Dr. Elmi.

Learn more about Dr. Eman Elmi here. And view Dr. Elmi's videos that answer frequently asked questions about foot and ankle issues here.

Common Podiatry Questions

What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.

What does a Podiatrist treat?

A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the feet. They can treat conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.

What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and Orthopedist?

A Podiatrist and Orthopedist are very similar to each other in many ways. They use most of the same tools and treat a lot of the same conditions. The main difference between the two is their medical training. Podiatrists are trained exclusively on the foot and ankle, whereas the Orthopedic is trained on the whole body with an additional year of training on the foot and ankle.

Where are your Podiatry clinics located?

At Diablo Foot & Ankle, we treat our foot and ankle patients in two main clinic locations in Walnut Creek and in Antioch California. Dr. Eman Elmi and Dr. Shayan Esspoor are Board Certified Podiatrists who specialize in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

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