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Podiatry for Foot & Ankle Care

The condition of your feet says a lot about your overall health—and often alerts you or your doctor to signs of circulatory disorders, diabetes, arthritis or other diseases. Rely on the podiatrists—also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM)—at nearby Avera locations across the Upper Midwest to help you keep your feet, ankles and legs healthy at every age.

Complete Care for Lower Extremities

In addition to checking your feet daily and wearing shoes that fit properly, talk with your doctor when you or your family members experience conditions such as:

Foot and Ankle Surgery & Treatments

Take advantage of direct access—no physician referral needed—to a wide range of medical and surgical procedures and treatments at Avera, including:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunionectomy
  • Diabetic shoes, prescription inserts and orthotics
  • Flatfoot repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Hammer toe repair
  • Orthopedic services and consultations for bones and joints
  • Surgery—including reconstruction—of the foot and ankle
  • Wound care for diabetic ulcers or foot issues related to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetic foot exams
  • Ligament or tendon repair

Your Source for Foot Care Guidance

As you get older, achieving good foot health may become more of a challenge. Reach out to Avera podiatry doctors in your area for assistance with typical foot care, such as trimming toenails and shaving calluses or corns, as well as guidance on choosing shoes that fit well so you can keep yourself as healthy as possible.

Related Services for Your Lower Extremities

Ask your podiatrist or doctor if your condition might respond well to physical therapy, orthopedic procedures, sports medicine techniques or other services available at Avera.

When to See a Podiatrist

Discomfort in your feet, ankles or legs may signal health conditions you’ll want to talk about with an Avera podiatrist near you. Watch for signs of:

  • Swelling or deformity in your feet
  • Limited range of motion and inability to flex your feet
  • Reduced feeling in your feet from poor circulation
  • Sharp pain when performing activities like walking, jogging or using stairs
  • Consistent or dull pain when performing daily activities
  • Pain when wearing certain footwear
  • Diabetes-related foot problems, including cracked skin, infections, or sores or ulcers that don’t heal quickly

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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