It is time for a few foot facts to give you a true picture of how incredible and important your feet are! Did you know that they contain a quarter of all of the bones in your body, have 125,000 sweat glands each, and that over the course of a day your feet can bear a load equivalent to a fully-loaded cement truck? Pretty amazing if you ask us!
We focus on podiatry, which is the only field in medicine completely devoted to every injury and condition associated with the lower extremities. While feet are amazingly designed, they aren’t made of steel and can succumb to the stresses we put on them. Sometimes their structure isn’t perfect and leads to lumps, bumps and pain. That is when we step in to address these problems and provide expert care and treatment to help our patients enjoy life without pain.
Some problems are more common than others, and a few that we see and treat on a regular basis include:
- Bunions - A large, sometimes painful bump on the side of the foot that can cause the big toe joint to move out of alignment.
- Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis - You may have this condition if your feet scream at you in pain when you first get out of bed in the morning. It means the band of tissue on the bottom of your foot has become strained and inflamed.
- Fungal Nails - We have seen many unsightly, thickened and discolored toenails over the years, but we have the treatment to get your nails looking great again!
- Hammertoes - A faulty foot structure often combined with poor footwear can lead to toes curling up like little hammers. They can become fixed and painful over time if left untreated, so see us early when you notice your toes are looking a little funny.
With 3 out of 4 Americans having serious foot problem at some point in their lives, you aren’t alone if you are currently suffering with pain. Don’t let it take over your life any more than it should. Contact Dr. Sanjay Patel at Family Foot Care & Surgery for treatment. Make an appointment today by requesting one online or calling our office in Milford, CT at (203) 876-7736 or in Hamden, CT at (203) 288-4055.