Posts for: April, 2016
Are your painful feet prevening you from living a healthy, active life style?
"According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 39 percent of American adults said they would exercise more if their feet didn't hurt. With this in mind, APMA has announced a new campaign for Foot Health Awareness Month called "Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Walking," which will reach all adults who are active or wish to be active to educate them about the importance of foot and ankle health to a healthy lifestyle, and a podiatrist's critical role in helping treat and prevent foot and ankle injuries."
Common foot and ankle ailments include acute heel pain (plantar fasciitis), foot or ankle tendonitis, or bunion and/or hammer toe deformities. Some conditions can be treated conservatively with shoe gear modifications and custom foot orthoses to improve the biomechanics of your foot. Custom foot orthoses are fabricated from a mold/cast of your foot and help support your foot when standing, walking, exercising. Many insurance plans cover the cost of custom foot orthoses, which last 5-10 years depending on activity. When conservative treatment fails, then surgical intervention may be the appropriate treatment. The amount of recovery time varies depending on the deformity and procedure performed but can range from 4-12 weeks.
Podiatry specializes in foot and ankle care and our main goal is to get you back into your daily activities. So if you are wincing with pain when you take that first step in the morning. Suffer no more! Make an appointment with your local podiatrist today!