Providing a lifetime of support can be a painful thing for your feet, especially when tight shoes, high heels and heredity take their toll. Not to mention midlife pregnancy and weight gain.
Highpoint Foot & Ankle Center knows how to help relieve the pain of bunions, plantar warts, spider veins, nerve pain, hammertoes, corns, ingrown nails and heel spurs.
We even offer a quick and painless alternative to surgery to rid you of plantarfasciitis (heel pain). For the weekend warrior, we can treat tendonitis, strains and stress fractures. To prevent further damage,we will customize arch supports or recommend an over the counter arch support. We always keep a variety of styles and sizes in our office to meet your needs, whether they are to be used in the gym or to be worn in dress shoes.
If you have diabetes or are at risk for it, you also need an annual diabetic foot exam.
General Foot Health
The human foot is a biological masterpiece, but subject to many ills. Its strong, flexible, and functional design enables it to do its job well and without complaint—if you take care of it and don’t take it for granted.
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, to say nothing of blood vessels and nerves.
Tons of Pressure
The components of your feet work together, sharing the tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking, for example, brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This helps explain why your feet are more subject to injury than any other part of your body.
Foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. Although some can be traced to heredity, many stem from the cumulative impact of a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Studies show that most Americans experience foot problems of a greater or lesser degree of seriousness at some time in their lives; nowhere near that many seek medical treatment, apparently because they mistakenly believe that discomfort and pain are normal and expectable.
There are a number of systemic diseases that are sometimes first detected in the feet, such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia, and kidney problems. Arthritis, including gout, often attacks foot joints first.
Highpoint Foot & Ankle Center provides podiatry services for adults, seniors, infants, young children and teenagers, proudly serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, with offices in Chalfont, Doylestown and Hatboro.
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