stick_figure_crutches_walkingKevin Post, journalist at The Press of Atlantic City, wrote an article about local podiatrists which was also picked up in the Foot and Ankle Weekly, of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.

The article focuses on the point that most people don’t take their feet seriously, while paying more attention to their eyes or teeth. There is growing awareness in preventative care for diabetic patients. We’re glad to be able to support that information in our own patient lists — we encourage our diabetic patients to stay in contact with the clinic and avoid issues.

At Hoosier Foot and Ankle, we prefer conservative care for treating foot pain and other foot or ankle conditions. Preventative care can be the best friend of your feet.

If you have a condition such as diabetes which is known to lead to foot issues, you can help yourself by getting regular checkups. If you have any symptoms between regular checkups, be sure to call early and get a problem curbed while it is still small.

If you step down wrong and you just know that twinge of pain wasn’t something small, trust your gut and get the early checkup before an injury has a chance to develop into something very serious.

If that pair of stilettos slips out and dumps you one more time, twisting your ankle, give us a call because the ankle could be broken or tendons could be seriously pulled. Early treatment could avoid surgery later.

Feet are not made to ache or fail the walker. They are a hardworking body part that we encourage you to take very good care of.

Remember that you can request an appointment online at Hoosier Foot and Ankle’s website. That option is available 24/7 for your convenience because injuries and other foot conditions seldom keep business hours.  We understand because  we ‘get’ sore feet.