Relieve the stress on your feet and ankles
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.
In locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, Main Line Health podiatry experts care for 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 and skin.
There are many types of foot problems that affect the heels, toes, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints of the foot. Podiatrists may also treat patients with:
- Arch pain
- Toenail fungus and athlete's foot
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Heel spur syndrome
- Achilles tendinitis
- Fractures of foot and ankle
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 serious problems.
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) and other noninvasive treatments for heel-related problems.
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 in the Philadelphia suburbs and provide convenient access to four Wound Care Centers, ensuring you won't have to travel far for the best possible outcome.