Podiatry is an area of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower extremity disorders. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) strive to improve patients' overall health by preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

Although few people are born with foot problems, approximately 75 percent of Americans will experience foot pain at some point. Neglect, improper care or ill-fitting shoes are common causes. Foot and ankle disorders may also result from injuries, excess weight or diseases such as diabetes.

Expert Foot & Ankle Care

When foot and ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our specialists have the advanced tools, technology and experience to diagnose and treat your condition to bring relief and get you moving again.

We diagnose and treat disorders, including:

  • Corns and calluses
  • Bursitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Neuromas
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Flat foot
  • Abnormally high arches
  • Club foot deformities

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of foot pain and disorders in our online Health Library.

Get related information on orthopedic care at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.