Americans spend a great deal of time on their feet. As the Nation becomes more active across all age groups, the need for foot and ankle care becomes increasingly important.
The human foot is a complex structure containing 26 bones-plus muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels- and is designed for balance and mobility. The 52 bones in the feet make up about one-fourth of all the bones in the human body. Dr. Steven Lashley, a Boynton Beach podiatrist, recognizes and treats disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and ankle.
At our Boynton Beach foot clinic, we treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; foot complaints associated with diabetes and many other diseases.
To diagnose a foot problem, Dr. Lashley may order x-rays and laboratory tests. The foot may be the first area to show signs of serious conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. For example, patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcers and infections because of poor circulation. Dr. Lashley consults with and may refer patients to other health practitioners when he detects symptoms of these disorders.
So if you or someone you know is experiencing foot or ankle pain, call our office today at (561) 369-3069 to schedule an appointment with your Boynton Beach podiatrist. We look forward to providing you with podiatric care that is “A foot above the rest.”