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The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has created a site for patients to learn about the latest signs, symptoms and treatments of foot and ankle conditions. You can visit their site, http://www.foothealthfacts.org by clicking "read more" below. As always, Dr. Cookus is available to discuss any foot and ankle conditions with you as well as provide prompt treatment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us please call 804.273.1717 to speak with our staff.
Although many people know that foot health is connected to overall health, feet are often the furthest things from their minds. It is important that people pay attention to their feet and get the care they need.
Today’s Podiatrist is the American Podiatric Medical Association’s campaign to increase awareness about the benefits of podiatry among medical professionals, the general public, and students.
Podiatrists are physicians, surgeons, and specialists who are highly trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists complete more than seven years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school (4 years of podiatric medical school and 3 years of residency) and are uniquely qualified to care for this part of the body.
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Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
To Learn more about this condition please click read more below. If you feel you may have heel pain please schedule an appointment with Dr. Cookus today!