DEPARTMENT OF PODIATRY
The Department of Podiatry deals specifically with the feet and the infections and conditions of the foot. There are 26 bones and 107 ligaments in the adult human foot. There are many conditions that can affect and hurt your feet.
Many people experience complications with this part of the body and all its ligaments and bones. Our feet support the weight and force of our bodies every time we take a step. Our feet take a daily beating. The most common problems of the feet are associated with constant use, ill-fitting shoes, and improper alignment. Many patients opt for cosmetic foot surgery as a means to improve the aesthetic look of their feet.
The Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems employs some of the most modern and innovative diagnostic tools, treatment methods, and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better health care and help patients heal faster with a decreased risk of complications. Some of the most common conditions and procedures treated at La Peer Health Systems include:
- Arthritis of the toe, heel, and ankle
- Diabetic Foot
- Foot Deformities
- Fungal Nails
- Heel Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bunion surgery
- Hammertoe surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Toe joint replacement
- Injection therapy for Neuroma
- Surgical treatment for Neuroma
- Surgical correction of hammer toes
- Surgical treatment for flat feet
- TOPAZ Radiofrequency Ablation for chronic heel pain or tendon injury
Our highly trained podiatrist brings a great deal of experience to La Peer’s Podiatry Department. From bunion surgery to foot or ankle fractures and beyond, the Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems is one of the best departments for this field of medicine in the United States. You can learn more about foot and ankle surgery at La Peer by visiting our Foot and Ankle Surgery Center of Excellence website.
La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker’s ASC Review. We take great pride in our professional and courteous staff and are honored to be included on Becker’s 2013 ASC Review.
To request more information, please call the Podiatry Department at (855) 360-9119 or e-mail us at [email protected]
Recent Podiatry Blogs
Los Angeles Foot Specialist Discusses Pau Gasol’s Torn Plantar Fascia Injury
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is expected to be out for up to two months after tearing the plantar fascia ligament in his right foot earlier… read more »
Bunions and Young People
According to a 2010 report by the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 23 percent of Americans suffer from bunions… read more »
Recovery After Bunion Surgery
Ok, so you’ve had bunion surgery now what? Bunion surgery involves repair to bone, tissue and joints in an effort to realign joints, relieve pain and correct deformities… read more »
Are Your Toenails Talking? Find Out What Nails Say About Your Health
People love to pamper their toes, painting them in an array of shades with names like Lincoln Park After Dark purple and I’m Not Really … read more »
Aesthetic Toe Shortening: Worth the Risk?
The surgeons at La Peer Health Systems’ podiatry department in Beverly Hills, CA, are accustomed to requests for cosmetic foot surgeries… read more »
Are High Heels A Cause of Bunions?
In Los Angeles, where the warm climate and fashion-forward culture promote daring footwear… read more »
Early Multidisciplinary Care Can Prevent Diabetic Foot Amputations
According to a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society… read more »
Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely common condition that causes pain in the heel. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the heel to the toes and supports the arch of the foot… read more »
10 Tips for a Faster Ankle Surgery Recovery
Some people recover rapidly after surgery and others struggle with it a little bit. Some short recoveries seem to last a long time, and long recoveries can seem to last forever… read more »
Getting to Know the Department of Podia
Podiatry is the specialty of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet, lower legs, and ankles. There are over 26 bones and 107 ligaments in the human foot… read more »
What is a Bunion?
A bunion is a bony bump on the inside of your foot caused by a deformity of bone and soft tissue that occurs at the joint between the big toe, or hallux, and the first bone in the foot called the first metatarsal… read more »
Cosmetic Foot Surgery
As society becomes increasingly appearance-conscious, people are paying attention to parts of their bodies they had previously overlooked.. While cosmetic surgery was most commonly… read more »
A bunion is the term given to a knot that appears on the side of the foot, just to the side of the lowest joint of the largest toe. The knot is made up of bone and soft tissue and appears when the largest toe has been pushed inward toward the other toes for an extended period of time… read more »
Hammertoes, StayFuse Intramedullary Fusion System
Hammertoe is a condition where one or both muscles of the toes is severely bent, causing the toe to take on a deformed appearance that resembles a ‘hammer’. Hammertoes generally start out as mild defects… read more »
Dr. Jamshidinia at Tower Foot and Ankle Surgery is a board certified foot surgeon trained read more