Whether walking, running, standing or even sitting, our feet take a beating throughout life. Sports, medical conditions, improper footwear and other factors can cause swelling, blisters, pain, calluses and sprains.

Nurse practitioners collaborate with orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists and specialists in wound care and orthotics/bracing to diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems including:

  • Ankle sprains/strains
  • Plantar fasciitis/heel pain
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Fractures that do not require surgery
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Nail/callus care
  • Orthotic/brace evaluation
  • Wound care

Diabetic Foot Care

Foot care is important for people with diabetes because related nerve pain and damage can reduce blood flow and feeling in the feet. Infections, slow-healing sores and other complications can result without preventive care.

Our experts help patients protect their feet with resources such as:

  • Annual diabetic foot care examinations
  • Nail, callus and wound care
  • Orthotic, shoe and brace services
  • Educational programs

Referrals to Specialized Care

If patients need foot and ankle surgery, intensive wound care or other specialized services, our caregivers make referrals to the appropriate specialists.

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