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Podiatry is the medical specialty focused on leg health below the knee. Related body parts include the toes, foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatrists provide diagnosis and treatment of all bones, muscles, and connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, and fascia) in the lower legs.
Your feet are amazing and very complex! Together, they contain a quarter of all the bones in your body. Each foot has 26 bones, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and many tendons and blood vessels. Despite their complexity, it isn't "normal" for your feet to hurt. But over 75% of Americans still experience some sort of foot-related discomfort1. If your feet hurt, ARC Podiatry can help.
 
Very few people are actually born with foot problems. It is a lack of education, awareness, and proper care (including wearing shoes that don't fit) that create problems or make them worse.
 
Feet reflect the body's general health. Arthritis and diabetes, as well as conditions affecting nerves and circulation, can show early symptoms in feet. So discomfort or sores on your feet can be your first sign of more serious medical problems. Make an appointment to get your feet checked out by the team of foot experts at ARC Podiatry.

Your ARC Clinical Team

The ARC Podiatry team consists of Dr. Ken Cornell, Dr. Vikas Godhania, Dr. David Pytowski, and Dr. Carlos Romero. Each of these highly specialized physicians is both a DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) and FACFAS (Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons).
To put patient care at the center of our practice, we combine the coordinated-care and evidence-based care medical models. As partners in health with your primary doctor, we collaborate and communicate closely on your diagnosis and treatment. We provide nonsurgical treatment whenever possible, but sometimes surgery becomes necessary. We keep current on medical publications so that when surgery is needed, you get the most current, effective treatment available.

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Trauma of the Foot & Ankle, Sprains, Fractures, Dislocations
  • Tendon or Ligament Ruptures
  • Arthritic Conditions of the Foot/Ankle
  • Rheumatoid Derangements, Osteoarthritis, etc.
  • Dermatological Conditions, Tinea, Pedis, Onychomycosis, Eczema, etc.
  • Heel Pain 
  • Heel Spurs
  • Ingrown Toenails 
  • Diabetic Risk Assessment
  • Foot Care, including Ulcers
  • Infections
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Soft Tissue Lesions of the Foot/Ankle Bunions/Hammer Toes
  • Neuromas, Fibromas, Warts
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Flat Feet 

Services Offered

Podiatric services include all surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the foot and ankle for both adults and children.
In evaluating and diagnosing foot problems, podiatrists perform a comprehensive examination. Further tests may be required and e-rays or blood studies may be performed. Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan is presented; this plan might include:
  • Oral medication
  • Locally injected medication
  • Exercises
  • Devices to assure proper foot alignment
  • Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Casting or other forms of immobilization
  • Physical Therapy

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1Public Opinion Research on Foot Health and Care, American Podiatric Medical Association (Sept 2010), p.7

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