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Podiatry – Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatry is the medical specialty focused on care of the foot and ankle, including not only the muscles, tendons and bones, but also the skin and nails. These are complicated body parts: Each foot has 26 bones (that’s 25% of the bones in your body), 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Foot and ankle pain can have many causes, including birth defects; illness, such as diabetes, and injury (traumatic, stress or overuse). Podiatrists work to alleviate foot and ankle ailments and to educate patients on caring for their feet to prevent injury and pain.

Podiatry Services

  • Basic podiatric palliative care
  • Foot and ankle ailments
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Lower Extremity Wound Care/Limb Salvage
  • Pediatric lower extremity disorders
  • Sports medicine
  • Traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle

Foot and Ankle Conditions

Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis (pain without swelling)
  • Tendonosis (pain and swelling)
  • Acute and chronic tears
Ankle Sprains
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Acute/chronic injuries
  • Lateral Ankle Instability
Arthritis of Foot and Ankle Arthropathies of Foot and Ankle Avascular Necrosis of Pedal Bones
  • Freibergs Infraction

Bone Spurs

Diabetic Foot Conditions

  • Pre-ulcerative lesions
  • Ulcer/wound care
  • Neuropathy
  • Charcot Neuro-Osteoarthropathy foot disorder
  • Diabetic limb salvage
Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Toe and Metatarsal fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Lisfranc fractures
  • Calcaneal fractures
  • Talar fractures
  • Ankle fractures

Hallux Abducto Valgus (Bunion Deformities)

Hallux Limitus (Great toe arthritis and bone spurring) Hammer-toes

Heel Spur Syndrome

Lower Extremity Abnormalities

  • Brachymetatarsia (shortened metatarsal)
  • Syndactyly (webbing between toes)
  • Polydactyly (supernumerary digits, extra digits)
  • Macrodactyly (enlarged digit)
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Cerebral Palsy abnormalities
  • Coxa Vara Genu Valgum (knock-knees)
  • Coxa Vara Genu Varum (Bow-legs)

Morton’s Neuroma

Pain Pediatric and Juvenile Lower Extremity Disorders

  • Bunion Deformities
  • Flat Foot Pain
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Limb deformities
  • Club foot
Pes Cavus Deformities (High Arch Foot) Pes Planus Deformity (Flat-foot deformity)
  • Pediatric and adult deformities
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction
  • Tarsal Coalition

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Plantar Plate Tears

Retro-Calcaneal Exostosis (Posterior heel spurring "pump bump")

Revisional Surgery

  • Fore-foot
  • Hind-foot


Sports Medicine

  • Orthotic Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • (EMS) Electrical Stimulation
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Tendon Injuries
  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Achilles tendon pathology
  • Posterior tibial tendon pathology
  • Peroneal tendon pathology
Toe-nail Disorders and Treatments
  • Onychomycosis (Fungal nails)
  • Onychocryptosis (Ingrown toe-nail)
  • Paronychia (Ingrown toe-nail with infection present)
Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone

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