Three out of four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime. But until problems happen, we tend to forget about our feet – and often abuse them.
With regular foot care, you can prevent or reduce many foot and ankle problems, which is important because your feet reflect your overall health. An ailment in the feet can be the first sign of more serious medical issues such as arthritis or diabetes.
Mercy podiatrists treat a variety of conditions and use innovative techniques and treatments. We are vital members of your care team since we are often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes and cardiovascular disease because of the foot's relationship with the rest of the body.
We treat all foot disorders, including:
When meeting with a podiatrist for the first time, here are a few things to take with you: