most Americans will log nearly 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50
Our feet do a lot of work for us and suffering from a foot or ankle condition can have a major impact on your everyday life.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, most Americans will log nearly 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. That’s why it is important to keep your feet healthy and not ignore any aches or pains.
Injuries are the most common causes of foot and ankle sprains and fractures. Many injuries occur during physical activity, such as sports, or by tripping or stumbling on uneven ground. Increased pain, swelling, bruising, redness or difficulty walking are all signs that it’s time to see a podiatrist.
At Presbyterian, our podiatrists receive specialized training to help treat a wide variety of conditions that affect both bone and soft tissues of the ankles, feet and toes, such as sports injuries, fractures and dislocations, Achilles tendon ruptures, arthritis, bunions, hammer toes and ingrown toenails.
We also provide various diagnostic services, including x-rays or ultrasounds, and can perform inpatient as well as outpatient surgery for various conditions including total ankle replacements, fracture and soft tissue repair and reconstructive surgery.
Treatment plans can vary widely from patient to patient, but whether a patient needs surgery or non-surgical care, our podiatrists focus on early functional recoveries, based on current research, to get people back to their everyday life as soon and as reliably as possible.
Presbyterian is here to help keep you on your feet. For more information on our podiatry services, visit phs.org.