Our Podiatry specialists (podiatrists) diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders of the feet. They treat both adults and children, and specialize in geriatric and diabetic foot care. They provide care at multiple Dean Medical Group locations.
Podiatrists, also known as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), have specialized training in surgery and treatment of the lower extremities - primarily feet and ankles.
A patient may be referred to a podiatrist for medical treatment or surgery if they suffer from conditions that affect the feet, such as:
- Arch support problems
- Foot or ankle trauma
- Foot malformations
- Hammer toes
- Running injuries including heel pain, Achilles tendonitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Ulcers and wounds
Our podiatrists work closely with SSM Health Therapy Services to develop physical therapy regimens to strengthen muscles, correct gait, increase range of motion, and maximize function in the feet and ankles.
They also take impressions of the feet to make orthotic devices to treat specific foot or walking problems.
Podiatry Special Interests and Procedures
- Diabetic foot management
- Overuse injuries of the foot and ankle (heel and arch pain, Achilles tendon and posterior tibial tendon injuries)
- Geriatric foot care
- Pediatric foot and gait concerns
- Management of chronic foot wounds and infections (including diabetic ulcers, venous stasis, athlete's foot and other fungal problems)
- Podiatric sports medicine
- Reconstructive foot surgery
- Foot and ankle trauma (fractures and sprains)