The Benefits of Having a Podiatrist

Prevent foot and ankle problems or treat them if they do develop. At Paoli and Center City FootCare Centers in Paoli and Philadelphia, PA, Footyour podiatrists keep your feet healthy with precise diagnostics and comfortable treatments for a wide range of podiatric issues. Both Dr. Robert Cohen and Dr. Ushma Sheth are experienced foot surgeons, helping patients achieve optimal mobility and well-being.

 

You need your feet

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) says that by the time you are 50, your feet will have taken you at least 75,000 miles. Imagine trying to walk all that way with feet that hurt, are injured, have acquired or congenital abnormalities, or untreated diabetes!

It's your Philadelphia, PA, podiatrists' business to ensure your feet are an active part of your lifestyle and a well-functioning part of your overall health. The APMA recommends annual podiatric foot examinations starting at age 40. If you are diabetic, you likely will see Dr. Cohen or Dr. Sheth two to three times a year or whenever your condition warrants.

During a podiatric examination, your foot doctor visually inspects your feet, their structure, skin, nails and circulation. He or she also will watch you walk and talk about any symptoms you may have such as pain, rashes, thick nails, numbness, odor, cysts and more. MRIs, CAT scans, and X-rays help confirm diagnoses as needed.

Together, you'll work on a care plan to address any problems. The team at Paoli and Center City FootCare Centers takes the most conservative and common sense approaches possible. Surgery is always a last resort, and if needed, aims to preserve overall health, restore function and eliminate pain.

 

What we treat

The conditions treated are numerous. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Fungal nails
  • Athlete's foot
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic neuropathy and wounds
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuromas
  • Sports injuries
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Overpronation
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle fractures, sprains, and instability
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Warts
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral circulation problems

Additionally, we deliver innovative services such as

  • Laser therapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Customized orthotics (shoe inserts)
  • Physical therapy

 

Come see us

You really should. Foot health is so important. We have two locations to serve you. Call us for an appointment with your podiatrist. For the Paoli office, phone (610) 647-0400. For Philadelphia, PA, phone (215) 545-0388.