Foot pain can have a profound impact on your quality of life
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the majority of Americans say they have experienced foot pain, but only a third of those would seek expert care by a podiatrist.
Foot pain can have a profound impact on your quality of life. Half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps even higher. People say they would exercise more and participate in more activities if it weren’t for their foot pain.
Podiatrists treat diseases, injuries, and deformities of the foot and ankle, as well as the foot problems Americans experience most often: heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and nail fungus. They can also catch signs of diabetes, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory disorders, all of which can be detected in the feet.
Podiatry services include:
- Diabetic foot care
- Pediatric foot care
- Sports-related injuries
- Biomechanical exams
- Foot care including warts and skin conditions
- Foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas
- Heel pain/spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Wound care
- Foot injuries
- Foot and ankle reconstructive surgery
- Trauma reconstruction
- Charcot Reconstruction