What We Do
Welcome to Framingham Podiatry. We are a comprehensive podiatry office providing care to patients of all ages. Our practice was established in 1984. With three podiatrists, we are one of the largest podiatric practices in the Metrowest area. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your foot and ankle needs.
At Framingham Podiatry we are committed to alleviating your foot discomfort. We understand how foot pain can interfere with your daily life. By using medications, shoe modifications, physical therapy, orthotics, palliative care and other treatments we can relieve most foot pain. Our philosophy is a conservative one, treating the majority of our patients without surgery. However, when surgery is indicated, we operate at Metrowest Medical Center. We look forward to helping you with your foot and ankle complaints.
WHO ARE PODIATRISTS? WHAT DO THEY TREAT?
A podiatrist is a doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists have educations similar to medical doctors. After completing undergraduate college they spend four years in podiatric medical school. Biochemistry, neurology, anatomy, pharmacology and other basic medical courses begin our studies. During the third and fourth years of education there is an emphasis placed on clinical subjects such as biomechanics, diabetic foot problems, vascular disease, radiology and foot surgery. Upon completion of podiatric medical school, podiatrists go on to hospital -based residency programs with emphasis on hospital management of foot problems and foot surgery.
Podiatrists treat all types of conditions that involve the foot and ankle. These include such uncomplicated concerns as corns, calluses and thickened nails as well as more serious problems such as infections, diabetic ulcers and foot surgery. Podiatrists perform surgery for bunions, hammertoes (contracted toes), heel spurs and pinched nerves. They treat biomechanical conditions such as sore and fallen arches, heel pain, tendonitis, arthritis and sports related injuries. Warts, ingrown toenails and athlete's foot fungus are common complaints from both adult and pediatric patients. Besides medical and surgical management of foot and ankle problems, podiatrists also provide customized orthotics and evaluate shoes for modification.