Podiatrists Maple Shade NJ

According to a 2006 survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 50 percent of Americans have experienced a foot ailment at some point in their lives. Heredity may be the root cause of some common foot complaints, but ill-fitting shoes, poor posture, sprains or an uneven gait also play an active role in miseries of the sole.

Philadelphia Podiatry Associates
(215) 914-5246
7318 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr. Mitchell D. Shikoff D.P.M
(215) 792-4968
5000 Bensalem blvd.
Bensalem, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Lawrence D Kassan Dpm
(215) 490-9895
3458 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Ronald Renzi, D.P.M.
(215) 302-9345
2002 Woodland Rd
Abington, PA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr. Mitchell Shikoff DPM - Feasterville Office
(215) 302-9393
339 East Street Road
Feasterville, PA
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Mention Local Podiatry when calling!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr. Amedeo L Fortuna, DPM, Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
(856) 294-5451
1022 W Browning Rd
Bellmawr, NJ
Promotion
New patients will be offered an appointment within 48 hours of contact by our office.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatrists

Lawrence D Kassan Dpm
(267) 820-9953
2101 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Steven Schutzbank DPM- Philadelphia -City Line Vicinty
(215) 302-9149
3900 Ford Rd Park Plaza Suite 11
Philadelphia, PA
Promotion
$25 off orthotics when mentioning this ad!
Hours
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Manayunk Foot and Ankle
(215) 987-5172
601 Walnut Ln
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Philadelphia Podiatry Associates
(215) 490-9929
6641 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Put Your Best Foot Forward

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By Jennifer Lang

When my third daughter was born with six digits on each foot, I knew I could never look at feet the same way again, especially my own. I might only have 10 toes (and so does my daughter after surgery), but my feet are fraught with problems. I have only the wryest of arches, two hammertoes, a growth on one nail that even pedicures can’t prettify, a bunion that rubs me wrong, and a bone spur that bedevils my ankle.

My only consolation? I’ve got plenty of company. According to a 2006 survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 50 percent of Americans have experienced a foot ailment at some point in their lives. “We put so much pressure on them every day but don’t take care of them like we do the rest of our bodies,” says Colleen Schwartz, DPM, a podiatrist and pilates instructor at Pilates on Spring in Pleasanton, California. But what does it mean to really take care of our feet?

Feet first into fitness
Heredity may be the root cause of some common foot complaints, but ill-fitting shoes, poor posture, sprains or an uneven gait also play an active role in miseries of the sole. “You have to know the cause to be able to treat the symptoms,” says Schwartz. “If the problems stem from the genetic structure of the foot and/or shoe gear, then orthotics and exercise can help reduce pain.” But if the foot pain has developed over time, then you have to look at function—how you walk, what muscles you use and don’t use, where you bear your weight. “We need to train that part of our bodies using disciplines like pilates and yoga to strengthen them.”

In Schwartz’s preventative and rehabilitative pilates-based practice, she firmly believes some foot problems can be avoided. She urges her patients to wear supportive shoes most of the time rather than going barefoot—even though she advocates barefoot exercising. “More importantly,” she says, “you should do foot strengthening and stretching exercises every day, as well as massage in the morning and evening.”

Genetics and function aren’t the only factors that affect our feet. Robert A. Kornfeld, DPM, who practices podiatric medicine in Lake Success, New York, thinks that most foot ailments relate to diet and lifestyle. “We look at the patient’s overall physiology to determine if there are deficiencies in the immune system that lock the body in a chronic inflammatory state,” he says. His advice: Everyone—even those who are symptom-free—should see a podiatrist for an evaluation every few years. That way, if you have an issue, you’ll know whether it is structural, functional, or metabolic.

Kornfeld recommends doing specific foot exercises and practicing yoga. “Yoga teaches us to create optimal alignment, both with muscular strength through muscular contraction and organic extension through maximizing flexibility and relaxation in the muscles.”

If the shoe fits
Many a sore foot would hurt a whole lot less if you simply wore shoes that provided better arch support and had a wider toe...

Author: Jennifer Lang

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