You might not spend much time thinking about your feet, but they’re critical to your ability to move and are vulnerable to a wide range of painful injuries and conditions. At CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, the doctors provide expert podiatry services to reduce foot pain and restore mobility. Call CFP Physicians Group, or schedule an appointment online today for personalized podiatry services.
Podiatry is a medical specialty area that focuses on your feet and ankles. Podiatrists treat injuries, deformities, and other problems that cause foot pain and interfere with your quality of life.
Each of your feet includes 28 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons that work together to help you walk, run, and maintain your balance while you stand. However, your feet absorb the impact of every step you take as well as support the whole weight of your body, which makes them vulnerable to injury. Additionally, they’re the part of your body furthest from your heart, which means they’re the first to show signs of vascular health problems.
The team at CFP Physicians Group treats an extensive range of foot and ankle problems, including:
Many injuries develop with repetitive uses. For example, runners and other athletes have an increased risk of issues such as neuroma and plantar fasciitis. However, foot problems like hammertoes and bunions are often caused by structural abnormalities that worsen over time.
The doctors at CFP Physicians Group provide customized treatments ranging from splints and immobilizing devices through surgery to repair and restore your feet and ankles.
Wearing shoes that fit correctly and provide sufficient support to your feet and ankles is the most important thing you can do to take care of your feet. Poorly fitting shoes can put pressure onto your feet, exacerbating problems and pain. For example, if you are developing a bunion or hammertoe, you should wear shoes with plenty of room in the toe box, which reduces your risk of developing blisters or calluses as well as limiting pain.
You should also make sure to keep your feet clean and dry. If you’re physically active, change your shoes and socks regularly. Also, if you use public pools or the showers in locker rooms, wear flip flops to reduce your exposure to the fungus that causes athlete’s foot and fungal toenail infections.
If you have foot or ankle pain or have diabetes and are looking for a podiatrist to help you keep your feet healthy, call CFP Physicians Group, or make an appointment online today.