Did you know that one quarter of all the bones in your body are in our
pair of feet? There are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles,
tendons and ligaments in each of your feet, allowing you to move in a
variety of ways. By age 70, the average healthy person will have walked
the equivalent of four times around the globe. Most of us do not
consider the many stresses on our feet and ankles, until we experience
pain that limits our mobility in some way.
Main Line Health Podiatry are your experts for the care of your feet and
ankles. From properly diagnosing the cause of your foot pain to
providing ongoing foot care for diabetes, our physicians have the
experience and the technical resources to help you return to pain-free
mobility and better podiatric health.
There are a wide range of reasons you may need to visit your
podiatrist—from a sports injury, like an ankle sprain, to painful flat
feet or wear and tear on your feet and ankles that can cause heel pain,
bunions and arthritis. Health conditions such as diabetes and peripheral
vascular disease (PVD) can also result in foot problems. Foot pain is
also caused by improper foot function and improperly fitted shoes that
can worsen and, in some cases, cause foot problems. Shoes that fit
properly and give good support can prevent irritation to the foot joints
There are many types of foot problems that affect the heels, toes,
nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints of the foot. Most commonly,
podiatrists treat patients with:
Toenail fungus and athlete's foot
Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
Sprains and strains
Heel spur syndrome
Fractures of foot and ankle
Congenital foot deformities
Diabetes-related foot problems
PVD-related foot problems
Why Main Line Health for Podiatry Services?
Main Line Health podiatrists are certified by the American Board of
Podiatric Surgery and are trained in both nonsurgical and surgical
state-of-the-art treatments and procedures for injuries, diseases and
disorders of the feet and ankles. They are experts in the foot issues
affecting people with diabetes, and provide both ongoing diabetic foot
care to avert any serious problems, and wound care when there are
Our physicians diagnose foot and ankle problems using the latest
computer-assisted technology, designing customized orthotics to correct
foot alignment. They also use laser therapy to treat warts and fungus
nails, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for heel-related
problems and other noninvasive treatments.
Leaders in the Latest Techniques and Treatments
No matter what the injury, our podiatrists have been trained in the
latest reconstructive surgical procedures to repair all types of foot
and ankle trauma, including fractures, hammer toes, bunions, flat feet
and severe pressure ulcers. We also regularly treat muscular skeletal
injures with cutting edge regenerative medicine techniques and surgery.
Care Close to Home
We perform reconstructive surgery at all four Main Line Health hospitals
and provide convenient access to four Wound Care Centers, ensuring you
won't have to travel far for the best possible outcomes.
Main Line Health Podiatrists are available at all four of our acute care
hospitals and other convenient office locations in your area:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.