Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT
75% of Americans experience foot issues today. Podiatry focuses on treating those issues and restoring good foot health. At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group the team includes board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and board-certified podiatrists who can diagnose and treat all foot and ankle issues with expertise. There are five offices in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, with an additional location in Danbury, Connecticut. Schedule an appointment by calling the office nearest you or booking online today.
Podiatry Q & A
What is podiatry?
Podiatry is the branch of medicine covering disorders, diseases, and conditions affecting the feet. Your feet are complex; proper foot care requires a specialist with extensive training in foot anatomy and function.
Many foot injuries are orthopaedic in nature, which means they affect the musculoskeletal system. That’s where your Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group podiatrist comes in to help.
What kind of foot problems does podiatry cover?
Your feet contain a combined 52 individual bones, 66 joints, and hundreds of soft tissue structures like ligaments and tendons. Each of those components can sustain wear-and-tear damage, disease-related damage, or traumatic injury at any point in your life.
At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group podiatry care covers any problem you can have in any part of your foot. Common podiatry problems might include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel spurs
- Athlete’s foot
- Plantar warts
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Talo-tarsal dislocation syndrome
- Sports injuries in the feet
These foot problems can happen at any age, but certain groups are more susceptible to foot issues. For example, children can quickly develop lasting foot problems if they have untreated foot misalignment.
Patients with diabetes have a high risk of foot problems as well. Diabetes impairs your circulation and often damages foot nerves (peripheral neuropathy), two factors that come together to increase the risk of complications like foot ulcers.
If you’re at risk for foot problems of any kind, a yearly foot checkup at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group is a good way to stay ahead of any issues.
What podiatry treatments are available?
Podiatry care can include conservative options such as custom orthotics, diabetic foot care, electrical stimulation, taping, and bracing. Your podiatrist may recommend extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, or stem cell injections for the situations where conservative care isn’t sufficient.
The experienced board-certified podiatric surgeons can perform procedures including Lapiplasty® bunion correction, HyProCure® stent placement for foot misalignment, and foot joint replacement in the dedicated surgery center, the Orthopaedic & Speciality Surgery Center in Danbury, Connecticut, or a local hospital.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers convenient, comprehensive podiatry services in the same office where you get orthopaedic care. Book your appointment by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online today.