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Doctors of Podiatric Medicine are physicians and surgeons who practice on the lower extremities, primarily on feet and ankles.

The human foot is complex, containing within its relatively small size 26 bones (the two feet contain a quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, not including blood vessels and nerves.

Foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. Most foot problems stem from the cumulative impact of a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Studies show that 75 percent of Americans experience foot problems of a greater or lesser degree of seriousness at some time in their lives.

Your feet, like other specialized structures, require specialized care. A doctor of podiatric medicine can make an important contribution to your health, whether it is regular preventative care or surgery to correct a deformity.

Specializations: Drs. Usen and Khalil specialize in podiatric medicine and are specially trained to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions associated with foot and ankle, including:

 



Definitions:

  • Athlete's Foot: A skin disease caused by a fungus.
  • Bunions: Bunions are an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe.

  • Diabetes: The key to amputation prevention in diabetic
    patients is early recognition and regular foot screenings from
    a podiatric physician.



  • Foot and Ankle Injuries: Broken bones, dislocations, sprains,
    infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time,
    early attention is vitally important.



  • Forefoot Surgery: Often when pain or deformity persists,
    surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore
    the function of your foot.


  • Heel Pain: Heel pain has many causes and is sometimes disabling.
  • Leg Cramps : Leg pain that develops during walking—
    and then goes away only with rest—can be caused by
    intermittent claudication (1C), a potentially disabling yet
    treatable medical condition.



  • Nail Problems: Toenails serve as barometers of health and often
    provide a signal for the presence or onset of systemic diseases.

  • Neuroma: A painful condition, also referred to as a "pinched
    nerve," a neuroma is frequently found between the third
    and fourth toe and brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling,
    or numbness.



  • Rearfoot Surgery: Many conditions can affect the back portion
    of the foot, ankle and leg. When pain persists or deformity
    occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce
    deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle.



  • Warts: Caused by a virus, warts are one of several soft tissue
    conditions of the foot that can be quite painful.

  • Arthritis: Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling
    disease affecting almost 40 million Americans. Each foot has 33
    joints that can be afflicted.