Patient Education and Support

Foot Care

woman and child feet

The human foot is a complex structure of twenty-six bones, plus a network of ligaments, muscles, and blood vessels working together to support the weight of the entire body. Consequently, the feet are subject to many problems, most of which can be detected during a simple examination. Symptoms of serious health disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and arteriosclerosis often manifest in the lower extremity and your podiatrist is well trained to detect these. We have provided some special steps for improved foot care and special notes for the care of women's feet.

Patient Education

Our doctors recommend the handouts on the articles page for detailed information about foot and ankle conditions and treatments. In addition the articles listed below may be helpful.

The following links take you to patient-friendly information provided by, a doctor-monitored resource:

Support Organizations

The following links are provided and monitored by, the publisher of, Inc., does not endorse specific organizations. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following links, which are provided as a courtesy. If any information requires updating, please contact


National Child Abuse Hotline

1.800.422.4453 (1-800-4-A-Child)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1.800.799.7233 (1-800-799-SAFE)

Poison Control


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1.800.273.8255 (1-800-273-TALK)


Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
National Amputation Foundation, Inc.


The Arthritis Research Institute Of America (ARIA)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association


American Diabetes Association
CDC's Diabetes and Public Health Resource
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)


American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Disabled Sports USA

Other Podiatry Resources

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Lyme Disease Info

General Resources Safe & Effective OTC Medicine Use
Safe Medication

Patient Education
Support Organizations