Partner with doctors at Adventist HealthCare who specialize in treating foot and ankle problems. Benefit from expert care close to you in Maryland.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, such as foot and ankle problems caused by arthritis, bunions, calluses, diabetic foot infections, flat feet, heel spurs, and warts.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist (DPM) is a doctor or surgeon with advanced training to diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that effect the foot, ankle, and related lower extremities.
Conditions We Treat
Rely on the foot care experts at Adventist HealthCare to treat conditions including:
- Achilles tendon problems
- Ankle sprains – stretched or torn ligaments in the ankle
- Arthritic foot – arthritis inflammation of the foot and ankle
- Athlete’s foot – a fungal skin infection
- Bunions – an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe
- Calluses – areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction that usually form on the hands and feet
- Claw toes – when the four small toes are bent at their middle and end joints
- Clubfoot – a deformation when the foot is twisted and cannot be positioned flat; usually present at birth
- Corns – areas of thick skin caused by pressure or friction usually found between or on the tops of toes
- Diabetic foot injuries or ulcers
- Flatfoot – a deformation when the arch of the foot is not fully developed
- Fungus toenails – a fungal infection under the toes
- Hammer toe / Mallet toe – a deformity of the middle joint within the small toes causing an abnormal bend
- Heel spurs – a small, bony growth on the heel
- Ingrown toenails – a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it, causing infection
- Morton’s neuroma – a swollen or thickened nerve at in the ball of the foot
- Plantar fasciitis – an inflammation of the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes
- Plantar warts – a viral skin growth caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) on the soles of the feet
Depending on your condition and symptoms, your doctor may recommend medical treatment or a foot care regimen to meet your individual needs. If you are receiving foot care for diabetes, you may also receive care in our Centers for Advanced Wound Care.