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.
When we’re young, a sports injury like an ankle sprain or congenitally flat feet may lead to our only encounter with a podiatrist. But as we age, wear and tear can cause problems like heel pain, bunions and arthritis. Diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can also result in age-related foot problems. Most commonly, podiatrists treat patients with:
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 on that average day the feet and ankles support a combined force equivalent to several hundred tons every day.
We have developed an outstanding program in foot and ankle surgery at Edgewood Surgical Hospital 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.