Podiatry

Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric medicine is the study of the lower extremity. Our doctors have unique and specific training in disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. These skills are used to provide a thorough clinical evaluation and treatment plan. Your concern may be sore feet, conditions affecting muscles, joints, bones, circulation, skin conditions of the lower legs, neurological disease, injuries, and balance or walking disorders.
Our practice reaches out into community to include podogeriatrics, the treatment of foot problems of the elderly. We also have a special interest in sports medicine, diabetic foot conditions, and wound care.

Technology

In addition to physical examination we utilize digital X-rays, gait analysis laboratory, bio-mechanical studies, and laboratory tests to assist in your diagnose. We have a bio-mechanics laboratory where dynamic foot pressure and joint motions can be studied.
Treatment

Wound care, prescription drugs, surgery, manipulation, massage, physical therapy, and exercise programs are used in your care. Also available are products such as orthotic devices, custom foot wear, protective padding, braces, splints, removable casts, and other supports.
 
Follow up

Because foot problems may be signs of general illnesses, such as diabetes or heart trouble, podiatrists routinely refer these findings to the primary physician for treatment.
 
Preventative Care

Today’s state of the art medicine brings us to a new level beyond good care. We practice preventative medicine that identifies probable or incipient conditions before problems occur or at an early stage. Imbalances in bio-mechanics cause painful conditions or predispose to falls or injuries. Excessive pressure on parts of the foot can develop calluses or wounds when other conditions like diabetes are present. Many of our patients have avoided recurrent ingrown nails, infections, stress fractures, heel pain, and shin splints. Wellness is more than being pain free, it is helping the body to be in balance. Exercise should not result in injury, but better health.
 
Philosophy and Medicine

We take personally how satisfied our patients are with their care. Our reputation is tied to referrals from our patients. It is our belief that good medicine and quality care are only the start. Our doctors and dedicated staff provide personal care with in depth explanations that you can understand, not just medical terminology. We strive to find the most appropriate conservative means of treatment possible. Your needs and your situation help determine the best solution to a medical condition. This is why you will be encouraged to be part of the team, part of the decision making, and actively part of the recovery process.
 
Our Podiatric Medicine services include:
  • Regular foot and ankle care
  • Foot and ankle injury
  • Trauma and infection
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Diabetic shoe program
  • Second opinions
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