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Our feet work hard for us every day, but we often take them for granted — until they hurt. Our podiatry team provides complete foot and ankle care ranging from irritating skin conditions to painful foot and ankle injuries.

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Take the first step toward healthier feet with a podiatrist

Did you know that each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? When a foot or ankle injury is slowing you down, a podiatrist can cover your foot health from all angles.

You owe it to yourself to take your foot and ankle health seriously. And we owe it to you to make that process as convenient as possible. You can trust that our podiatry team will diagnose, treat, prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal conditions affecting your feet and ankles.

And should you be living with a biomechanical abnormality (injury or disorder affecting the body part's function) or an irritating skin condition, our podiatrists will help improve how you move with advanced foot and ankle care.

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From walking around the house to running a marathon and every step in between, we rely on our feet to move around and get things done. Given how much our feet and ankles do for us, a variety of conditions can develop. Here’s a range of the most common foot and ankle conditions our podiatrists treat.

Biomechanical abnormalities

Biomechanical foot problems occur when there’s an abnormal change to your musculoskeletal structure — like the arches in your feet — that hinder your ability to move. Biomechanical foot conditions can be linked to flat feet or malformations developed over time.

Dermatologic conditions

Your feet endure a lot of wear and tear, so it’s not uncommon to develop skin issues, like:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Blisters
  • Calluses
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Toenail fungus
  • Wounds

People with diabetes often experience foot problems as a side effect. That’s because high blood sugar levels can damage nerves and blood vessels in the feet. This is known as diabetic foot, and it can lead to:

  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Infections
  • Sores
  • Ulcers

Musculoskeletal conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions are often caused by a sudden injury or repeated exposure to motion or force, like a work-related or sports injury. Both of these causes can lead to pain and irritation in your joints, muscles, nerves and tendons. 

If you feel like you may be living with one of these musculoskeletal conditions, it’s a good idea to connect with your podiatrist:

  • Achilles tendinitis and tears
  • Blisters and wounds
  • Fractures
  • Sprains

Neurologic conditions 

Sometimes, foot and ankle problems can restrict or add pressure to nearby nerves. These nerve conditions can become painful, and will need an advanced medical touch to treat them. These conditions include

  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


Our podiatrists will clear your path to better foot and ankle health with a personalized care plan. If we can, we’ll first focus on more conservative therapies like medications and physical therapy to treat your condition before exploring surgery. These simple yet successful therapies include:


We partner with the New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems (NEOPS) to offer assistive devices like an orthosis —a device that helps repair or restore functionality to a body part, like the foot. 

Whether you’re living with plantar fasciitis, foot and ankle pain or diabetic foot ulcers, our podiatrists can help treat your condition with a foot orthosis designed to decrease pain and improve mobility. 

Wound healing

Wounds, like ulcers or osteomyelitis, don’t always heal as well on their own. That’s where our wound healing specialists come in with custom treatment plans that place you on a faster track toward wellness. 

We may explore options like hyperbaric oxygen therapy to speed up the healing process. This method uses high levels of pressurized oxygen to kick-start your body’s natural healing process.



When should I see a podiatrist vs. a foot and ankle specialist?

Podiatrists as well as foot and ankle specialists can take care of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet and ankles. Where foot and ankle specialists are devoted to diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions affecting your feet and ankle, podiatrists can take their care one step further and also treat biomechanical abnormalities and dermatologic conditions.

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