Our podiatry department specializes in diagnosing and treating all disorders and conditions of the feet. Feet problems can affect people of all ages, but are most common in older people, diabetics and athletes. Podiatrists provide medical and surgical treatment of foot conditions that are caused by injury, disease or genetics. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and 100s of ligaments, muscles and tendons that are all under frequent pressure from daily activities. This puts the foot at high risk for injury and other damage. 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lives.
Because the foot is such an important part of our daily lives, it often requires specialized care from a podiatrist. Foot problems can affect the bones, joints, muscles or skin of the area, all of which are highly susceptible to damage.
Common foot conditions that we treat include:
- Athlete's foot
- Corns and calluses
- Foot odor
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown nails
- Sports injuries
- Talo-Tarsal Dislocation Syndrome*
*Somers Orthopaedics is pleased to offer HYPROCURE® sinus tarsi implant for Talo-Tarsal Dislocation Syndrome. The implant has been used for over 10 years and was FDA approved in 2004. Alan Berman, DPM has done many of these procedures with excellent results.
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Podiatry also covers treatment of foot and ankle trauma, sports medicine, overuse injuries, infection and diabetic foot care.
At Somers Orthopaedics, we specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating foot conditions. We can examine your foot problems with state-of-the-art X-ray, CT and MRI imaging devices. Our treatment options range from splints and braces to advanced surgical procedures. Our doctors are specially trained in providing effective treatment with long-lasting results and quick recovery. The best treatment for you depends on your condition and medical health. We will work with you to determine which method is right.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Pediatric foot care
- Diabetic foot care
- Joint replacement
- Preventive foot care
- Custom orthotics
- Physical therapy
- Foot surgery
Reducing the risk of foot disorders can be done by simply following basic foot care. It is important to keep feet clean and dry, keep toenails trimmed and wear shoes that fit properly. Walking barefoot should be avoided as it makes your feet more prone to injury and infection. Eating a balanced diet with adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D will help keep the bones in the feet healthy.
If you experience regular foot pain or discomfort, it is important to see a specialist. Untreated foot disorders can worsen over time, or may be the first sign of a systemic disease. People at high risk for foot problems, such as those with diabetes, should see a podiatrist on a yearly basis.