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Podiatry

Keep your feet and ankles in top shape with award-winning care from Mount Auburn Hospital’s doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs). Whether you’re experiencing pain or need care for a chronic condition, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of specialists who are considered leaders in the field.

Foot & Ankle Conditions We Treat

Find care for children and adults who have foot and ankle conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunion – Bony bump at the base of your big toe
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy – Loss of sensation in your foot or ankle caused by conditions such as diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Conditions present at birth, such as clubfoot and Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)
  • Drop foot – Inability to lift the front part of your foot
  • Flatfoot and high-arched foot
  • Fractures, sprains and other injuries
  • Hammertoe – Permanent bending of the smaller toes
  • Pinched nerve – Pain or tingling due to direct pressure on a nerve
  • Plantar fasciitis – Heel pain caused by inflamed fascia, the tissue connecting your heel to your toes
  • Tendon conditions, including tendinitis
  • Wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers

Comprehensive Podiatry Services

Count on your Mount Auburn Hospital podiatrist to accurately diagnose your condition and work with you to create a treatment and rehabilitation plan that fits your goals. We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Arthroscopy – Uses a thin tube with a tiny camera on the end to see inside your joints to diagnose and/or treat joint conditions
  • Cortisone injection therapy – Relieves pain
  • Custom orthotics – Provide comfort and support to your feet; are custom-made to fit your unique foot structure
  • Diabetic foot care – Prevents diabetes-related foot problems
  • Foot and ankle surgery, including reconstructive and revision surgeries
  • Gait analysis – Examines how you stand and walk
  • Injury evaluation
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy – Speeds the healing of damaged tissue

Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery

You’ll find high-quality surgical care for all foot, ankle and leg conditions at Mount Auburn Hospital because our team includes three surgeons certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. We have the training and experience to do everything from simple procedures to complex reconstructions. Ask about:

  • Bunionectomy – Bunion removal
  • Cartilage repair and transplant
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery – Corrects the structure of your foot and/or ankle to improve function and relieve pain or discomfort
  • Ligament repair
  • Nerve release – Relieves symptoms of pinched nerves
  • Revision surgery – Replaces or repairs worn or damaged artificial ankle joints
  • Skin grafting – Helps heal a complex wound
  • Tendon transfer – Moves a working tendon from one part of your foot to another to restore normal foot function
  • Total ankle replacement (total ankle arthroplasty) – Replaces damaged bone and cartilage with an artificial ankle joint

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Whenever possible, your Mount Auburn Hospital foot and ankle surgeon will use minimally invasive techniques to treat your condition. That means you may benefit from less pain and scarring and a shorter recovery time so you can get back on your feet faster.

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