Doctors of Podiatric Medicine are physicians and surgeons who practice on the lower extremities, primarily on feet and ankles.
The human foot is complex, containing within its relatively small size 26 bones (the two feet contain a quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, not including blood vessels and nerves.
Foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. Most foot problems stem from the cumulative impact of a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Studies show that 75 percent of Americans experience foot problems of a greater or lesser degree of seriousness at some time in their lives.
Your feet, like other specialized structures, require specialized care. A doctor of podiatric medicine can make an important contribution to your health, whether it is regular preventative care or surgery to correct a deformity.
As Doctors of Podiatric Medicine we provide care for the entire spectrum of foot and ankle disorders.