DEPARTMENT OF PODIATRY
The Department of Podiatry deals specifically with the feet and the infections and conditions of the foot. There are 26 bones and 107 ligaments in the adult human foot. There are many conditions that can affect and hurt your feet.
Many people experience complications with this part of the body and all its ligaments and bones. Our feet support the weight and force of our bodies every time we take a step. Our feet take a daily beating. The most common problems of the feet are associated with constant use, ill-fitting shoes, and improper alignment. Many patients opt for cosmetic foot surgery as a means to improve the aesthetic look of their feet.
The Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems employs some of the most modern and innovative diagnostic tools, treatment methods, and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better health care and help patients heal faster with a decreased risk of complications. Some of the most common conditions and procedures treated at La Peer Health Systems include:
Our highly trained podiatrist brings a great deal of experience to La Peer's Podiatry Department. From bunion surgery to foot or ankle fractures and beyond, the Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems is one of the best departments for this field of medicine in the United States.
Recent Podiatry Blogs
As society becomes increasingly appearance-conscious, people are paying attention to parts of their bodies they had previously overlooked.. While cosmetic surgery was most commonly used to improve and enhance the appearance of the face, the popularity of having elective cosmetic procedures has now spread throughout the body – most recently to the feet. A recent survey conducted by the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) among its podiatric surgeon members found that just over fifty percent of all their patients had inquired about cosmetic procedures for the feet. So why the sudden interest in cosmetic foot surgery? There are two reasons – to improve the appearance of the foot and to correct deformities of the foot... read more »
A bunion is the term given to a knot that appears on the side of the foot, just to the side of the lowest joint of the largest toe. The knot is made up of bone and soft tissue and appears when the largest toe has been pushed inward toward the other toes for an extended period of time. Heredity plays a role in bunion formation, as do illnesses such as arthritis and polio. However, the leading cause of bunions is wearing ill-fitting shoes where the toes are cramped together. Since women are more likely to wear poorly fitting shoes because of heels and such, bunions are more prominent in women. In fact, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society found that over 85 percent of women in the U.S. wear shoes that are too small and over 50 percent have bunions... read more »
Hammertoe is a condition where one or both muscles of the toes is severely bent, causing the toe to take on a deformed appearance that resembles a 'hammer'. Hammertoes generally start out as mild defects, which are often aggravated by the pressure of wearing shoes. Over time, the joints can become more and more bent, resulting in a more extreme - and sometimes debilitating - deformity. Left untreated, hammertoes will become rigid over time and will require surgical intervention to correct... read more »
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Kamran Jamshidinia, DPM, FACFAS
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