At Downey Podiatry Center Inc., we have helped hundreds of our neighbors cope with the painful and often debilitating effects of conditions. The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It is a complex structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, in addition to blood vessels and nerves. All function together as a strong and flexible instrument. An average day of walking, for example, brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This is why foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems.
Eighty percent of adults suffer from some sort of foot and ankle problem during their lives. Some of these problems are a result of systemic diseases such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia, or kidney problems. Other reasons may include structural abnormalities or trauma such as flatfoot, bunion, hammertoe, arthritis, nerve entrapment, sprains, tendon ruptures, or fractures. Here at Downey Podiatry Center Inc., we are committed to relieving pain, restoring function, and improving the appearance of your feet. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!