The podiatric specialists on staff at Edgewood Surgical Hospital offer a complete range of services. From properly diagnosing the cause of foot pain to providing ongoing foot care to diabetics, our physicians have the experience and the technical resources to help patients return to pain-free mobility and better podiatric health.
Problems at Any Age
When you’re young, your only encounter with a podiatrist may be due to a sports injury. But as you age, wear and tear can cause problems like heel pain and arthritis. Diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can also result in age-related foot problems.
Most commonly, podiatrists treat patients with the following conditions:
Fractures, Sprains and Strains
Congenital Foot Deformities
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Fungus Toenail and Athletes’ Foot
Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
Heel Spur Syndrome
Foot and Ankle Care
Foot and ankle pain are common problems. On average people spend about four hours a day on their feet and take 8,000 – 10,000 steps. Because feet are small compared with the rest of the body, the impact of each step exerts a force about 50% greater than a person’s body weight.
This means that on an average day, your feet and ankles support a combined force equivalent to several hundred tons every day. Edgewood Surgical Hospital has developed an outstanding program in foot and ankle surgery, and we are quickly becoming known for our podiatrists’ expertise in foot and ankle pathology.
At Edgewood Surgical Hospital we have a state-of-the-art outpatient center with highly trained nurses to make each patient’s experience a positive one. If you experience foot pain or discomfort, talk to one of our podiatrists. An accurate diagnosis and treatment can return you to pain-free activity and give you a better understanding of how to take care of your feet.