According to a recent survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA,) 77 percent of surveyed Americans have experienced foot pain, but only a third of those affected by foot pain, actually sought out a podiatrist for treatment. Considering the prevalence of foot pain among Americans, why then do we so frequently neglect our feet? Our feet can bear a cumulative force of several tons during a typical day of walking, and contain approximately a quarter of all the bones in our body. Even the most subtle discomfort in your feet can serve as a warning sign for other conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.
At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, our specialists are well-aware of the workload in which your feet endure, as well as the severe impact that your podiatric conditions can have on the rest of your body. Our Foot and Ankle Specialist, Dr. Svetlana Zats has 13 years of experience as a foot and ankle surgeon, and is passionate about her patient care.