You’re on them all the time. You wear shoes over them, sometimes uncomfortably. They’re stepped on, rubbed and pedicured. We’re talking about your feet, of course, and we tend to take them for granted — until they need medical attention.
In such cases, the first step is to visit one of the Northeast Medical Group podiatrists, physicians medically and surgically trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. These board certified specialists provide personalized care for adults and children, with expertise in orthopedics, sports medicine, diabetic care, dermatology and surgery. Your podiatrist will educate you about preventive care, but when a problem occurs and treatment is required, he or she follows up to make sure you’re back on your feet and mobile.
Stop for a moment to consider your remarkable feet and ankles. Anatomically, the pair comprise a complex, interconnected network of 52 bones, 66 joints and more than 200 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Whether you’re standing still, walking or running, they serve as stabilizers, shock absorbers and propulsion mechanisms. Wired to the central nervous system, your feet often indicate overall health and well-being.
Your feet and ankles require expert maintenance, and your Northeast Medical Group podiatrist delivers complete care for various conditions and injuries. Those include work- or sports-related injuries, such as Achilles tendonitis, fractures, blisters and wounds. People with diabetes experience foot-related ulcers, infections and neuropathy. Flat feet can trigger arch pain, plantar fasciitis and shin splints. Dermatological conditions range from athlete’s foot to ingrown toenails. Individuals with arthritis or malformations such as bunions and hammer toes may require long-term care.
Your podiatrist can diagnose and treat these problems with medications, physical therapy, orthotics, wound care or surgery. While it is important to take good care of your feet every day, it’s reassuring to know they’re in good hands with your Northeast Medical Group podiatrist.
Areas of Expertise
- Athlete’s foot
- Corns and calluses
- Heel pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Rheumatoid Arthritis