Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors—genetics, diseases, injuries or even a person's lifestyle. Podiatric medicine, or podiatry, is the treatment of foot and ankle disorders aimed at alleviating issues, easing discomfort and helping you get back on your feet.
St. Francis Regional Medical Center has multiple providers practicing in the field of podiatry, known as a doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), who treat patients with foot and ankle pain on our hospital's campus, as well as at our affiliated clinics.
Our podiatrists treat a wide range of conditions involving the skin, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and bones of the foot and ankle, including:
- Tendon and ligament disorders.
- Trauma/fracture care.
- Old and new foot or ankle injuries.
- Sports injuries.
- Painful flat or high arched feet.
- Diabetic foot related problems.
- Skin and nail related problems.
- Ankle pain or instability.
- Reconstructive foot/ankle surgery.
- Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis.
- Achilles tendon disorders.
- Pediatric foot problems.