Click on the "+" in the left menu to find a specific condition. Most conditions are organized based on the location they occur, forefoot, heel, ankle and skin.
As podiatrists we diagnose and treat any and all conditions related to the skin, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones of the foot and ankle. Some of these conditions include achilles tendonitis, arthritis, fungus nails (onychomycosis), ingrown toe nails, bunions, heel pain, diabetic-related foot and ankle problems, flat feet, hammertoes, neuromas, foot and ankle fractures, sports injuries, gout and sprains.
Patients with diabetes who receive medical and surgical care provided by a podiatrist are less likely to suffer hospitalization or amputation than patients who do not receive care from a podiatrist, according to a new study from Thomson Reuters. The study, sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association, examined records of more than 32,000 patients with diabetes under 65 and matched health and risk factors for those who had podiatry visits to those who did not. Care by a podiatric physician, defined as at least one pre-ulcer visit, was associated with lower risk of hospitalization and amputation.