The podiatry team at Boston Medical Center manages all foot disorders and has special expertise in preventing amputation, treating diabetic ulcers, wound infections, and performing reconstructive surgery. Other commonly treated conditions include: high-risk diabetic foot care, arthritis, bunions, hammer toes, heel pain, arch pain (plantar fasciitis), neuromas, ankle sprains, Achilles tendon injuries, sports and work related injuries (fracture/dislocations), and general management of nail and skin disorders.
Many patients treated by podiatrists at BMC have conditions like poor circulation from peripheral arterial disease/peripheral vascular disease (PAD/PVD), nerve pain (neuropathy), diabetes, and kidney disease. To provide the best care possible, the team collaborates with physicians in vascular surgery, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and pain management. Orders for and instruction about appropriate use of custom molded shoes, orthotics, and braces are also provided.