The human foot is a strong and complex biological structure. The feet support tremendous daily pressure from standing, walking, and running. Not surprisingly, the foot is the most frequently injured. Unfortunately, it is also the part of the body most neglected for proper care and medical attention.
Foot conditions can occur in all age groups. They may involve infections, overuse, traumatic injury, and disease. Some conditions may result from heredity, but often they are from daily abuse and neglect. Persistent or recurring foot problems and pain should not be ignored.
Oftentimes, treatment can restore function for a higher quality of life. Sometimes foot pain, tenderness and/or swelling can be signs of more serious underlying conditions. The foot can be a mirror of the body’s overall health. Conditions such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia, arthritis, and kidney problems can often present themselves first in the foot.
Why see a podiatrist?
Podiatry is the only medical specialty solely dedicated to the science of the foot and ankle. A doctor of podiatric medicine is an important part of your overall healthcare team, providing regular preventive care, necessary treatment or surgery. Village Podiatry physicians diagnosis and treat all manner of foot conditions including neurological, circulatory, skin, and the musculoskeletal system. Serious health conditions are often diagnosed first by podiatrists who refer patients to other medical specialists.
Village Podiatry Centers provides specialized medical care and surgery for children and adult patients at offices in the Metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia regions.