What are you thankful for? Ask this question to 100 people and you’re bound to get 100 great answers: hot running water; morning coffee; our children; a roof over our head; food on the table; kind colleagues; great music; love; family.
When you’re seated around the Thanksgiving table this year, we invite you to take a moment to give thanks for your feet. It’s not terribly traditional, we admit it. But if you’ve got healthy feet, you’ve truly got a lot to be thankful for!
Many of our patients first came to us suffering with great pain from foot ailments that kept them virtually immobile. They were victims of common diseases and conditions that seriously limit how much a person is able to get around in any given day, even if it’s just walking from one side of a room to the other – such as
- Neuropathy – nerve damage that numbs feet and toes
- PAD (peripheral arterial disease) – blocked arteries that prevent blood flow to your limbs
- Hallux rigidus – a toe joint that won’t budge
- Plantar fasciitis – heel pain that can stick around for weeks, months, even years
- Arthritis – painful, stiff joints
- Gout – inflammation and pain in the big toe
- Ingrown toenails – some women have said that the pain of a nail growing sideways into the skin can be more painful than childbirth!
- Neuromas – non-cancerous nerve tumors
- Hammer, claw, and mallet toes – deformities of the toes
- Arch abnormalities – too high, too low, or nonexistent (flatfoot)
But our patients can be thankful that if they live in the river region, with the expertise of podiatrists Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts of Montgomery Foot Care Specialists at their disposal. Combined, our doctors have 43 years of experience in treating feet. They’re dedicated to one thing: listening to our patients and making them feel better. They know that if a foot condition isn’t properly treated, it can quickly get worse and may lead to permanent disability.
Thankfully, it’s easy to reach us. Make an appointment online or give us a call in Montgomery, AL at (334) 396-3668.