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Podiatry (Foot and Ankle Care)

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Podiatry focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions and functions of the foot and ankle.

Podiatrists provide care to patients of all ages by prescribing medication and corrective devices and performing surgeries. These specialists offer trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, diabetes foot care and preventive maintenance.​​

We treat many common and complicated ankle and foot problems resulting from overuse, disease or injury. These include:

Ankle replacement

Ankle replacement surgery can be an effective solution for individuals with severe arthritis in the ankle area. The procedure can help eliminate pain and improve range of motion.

Complications of diabetes

Infections in the feet are a complication of diabetes. Infections can occur when there is a loss of feeling in the feet.

Foot problems

Achilles tendonitis

Overuse of the achilles tendon tissue can lead to achilles tendinitis, which can often begin as a mild pain above the heel. It usually occurs with athletes, often runners, who experience a sharp increase to the length or intensity of their physical activity. 


The term bunion refers to the bump that grows on the side of the first joint of the big toe. These can lead to pain and tenderness, but also more serious problems. Our experts treat bunions in a variety of methods, including surgery if needed. 

Read three things you need to know about bunions

Foot or Heel pain

No matter what ailment you are experiencing in your foot or heel area, our multi-disciplinary team of specialists will work together to diagnose and treat your specific needs.

Hammer toes

A hammer toe is a deformity in which the first joint of the toe is cocked upward and middle joint downward to form a peak in the middle of the toe.

Find out how hammertoes are treated


When the ball of your foot is feeling inflamed and painful, you may be suffering from metatarsalgia. This can often lead to a sharp, shooting pain and could be caused by athletic activities that involve a lot of impact. 


Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection of the bones that occurs most commonly in the feet. The symptoms of osteomyelitis are local signs of pain, swelling and redness in the area of the infection.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury affecting the sole of the foot. It is characterized by severe pain in the heel of the foot due to inflammation of the band of tissue (fascia) connecting the heel bone to the base of the toes.

What is plantar fasciitis and how is it treated? Click here to find out