Dr. Smith is a Board Certified podiatric surgeon with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has been in practice for 15 years and is President of the National Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Smith is an established podiatric surgeon who has already proven himself in the field of podiatry gaining the respect of his colleagues but more importantly his patients. Many of the more well known procedures that Dr. Smith performs are bunionectomies, heel spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, flatfoot, ingrown toenails, deformities, bone spurs, and ankle arthroscopies. There is so much that can be treated today involving the feet that years ago would have made patients anxious about treatment. Surgical treatment and correction can be done on an out patient basis so as to not incapacitate the patient any longer than necessary. In a field this vast, it is best to see the doctor and obtain his professional opinion. Dr. Smith makes the time for his patients.
Bunion – large protrusion by the big or little toe, painful, created by inflammation and thickening of the joint; can be caused by heredity, arthritis or tight-fitting shoes
Heel Spur – usual symptoms are sore heel upon walking, especially first thing in the morning. Often painful and resulting in disability.
Neuroma – tumor composed of nerve cells, painful. You are not expected to diagnose yourself; that’s why he offers the free consult.
Hammertoe – when the toes are permanently bent up toward the top of the shoe and rub, again painful but can be corrected.
Flatfoot – Abnormal flatness of the sole and the arch of the foot which can be corrected.
These are just a few of the problems that occur with the feet and it’s nice to know there’s a specialist you can turn to for help.