Our feet and ankles are essential for mobility, balance, and overall health. They support our entire body weight and absorb the stress of daily activities such as walking, running, and standing. Foot and ankle conditions can significantly impact our quality of life and limit our ability to perform daily tasks.
If you’re experiencing heel pain or another discomfort in your lower extremities, seeking the help of a foot and ankle specialist can be crucial for your overall health and well-being.
At Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, located in the Greater Columbus area, we specialize in providing exceptional care for our patient’s foot and ankle conditions, including those related to sports medicine, to lower extremity wound care, to diabetic foot care, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our foot and ankle specialists!
Visiting a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon doesn’t mean that surgery is necessary. Our orthopedic doctors always prefer to use non-surgical procedures to treat injuries.
“All are so nice, friendly, and explain everything thoroughly. I had been to another podiatrist and was not pleased. This place was a breath of fresh air! They always make me feel like I actually matter as a patient. That’s very rare nowadays.” — Sand S.
Podiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the feet and ankles.
Podiatrists are foot and ankle specialists who provide expert care for a wide range of conditions, from ingrown toenails and flat feet to ankle sprains, foot surgery, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and other foot and ankle problems.
A podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the feet and ankles. Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine, undergo extensive training and education to become experts in their field.
One of the primary responsibilities of a podiatrist is to diagnose and treat foot and ankle conditions. This can include anything from an ingrown toenail and plantar fasciitis to more complex conditions such as flat feet and ankle sprains. Podiatrists are trained to evaluate the symptoms of these conditions, perform tests and exams to determine the cause, and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
In addition to treating foot and ankle conditions, podiatrists also focus on preventing these problems from occurring in the first place. They may work with patients to develop a preventative care plan that includes proper footwear, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to help maintain foot and ankle health.
Podiatrists also perform foot and ankle surgeries. This can include procedures such as bunion removal, hammertoe correction, or ankle reconstruction. They may also perform surgeries to repair fractured bones, damaged tendons or ligaments or to remove growths such as heel spurs.
Beyond the clinical care that they provide, podiatrists also play an essential role in educating patients about their foot and ankle health. They may provide guidance on proper foot care, recommend exercises to help prevent injuries, and educate patients on the importance of regular checkups to maintain overall foot health.
Some of the common foot disorders that are treated at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center include:
Our physical therapists treat a broad range of orthopedic conditions. Some of the treatment options that are available at OFAC include:
If you’re in need of orthopedic care, we invite you to choose Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center for your treatment. With our team of experienced orthopedic specialists and state-of-the-art facilities, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our patients in the Columbus, Ohio area.
At OFAC, we understand the importance of personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs. Whether you are seeking treatment for a sports injury, joint pain, or any other orthopedic condition, we will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists!
Medically Reviewed by: Roberto A. Brandão, DPM, FACFAS