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Podiatric Surgery

Podiatrists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions related to the foot and ankle. Areas of concentration include:

  • Routine and diabetic foot care (ingrown nails, corns and callouses)
  • Reconstructive foot surgery
  • Trauma (fractures and sprains)
  • Sports medicine and biomechanics (evaluation and treatment of abnormal foot function and related postural complaints)

The human foot has been called the mirror of health, and podiatrists are often the first doctors to see signs of such systemic conditions as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease in the foot. Among these signs are:

  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Burning and tingling sensations
  • Feelings of cold, numbness, and discoloration

Always seek professional care when these signs appear. Certain types of podiatric disorders may best be addressed by surgery, such as bunions.

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