What is Heel Pain? Heel pain is a very common form of foot pain, mainly because the heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest bone in the foot. The heel is also the first part of the foot to contact the ground during walking, meaning it absorbs the most pressure. In most cases, heel pain is
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At American Foot Care Center, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds … an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs … a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician meets all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.
American Foot Care Center believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on this website covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.
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The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. At American Foot Care, PC, we strive to make our Astoria office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about American Foot Care Center’s office, including our Astoria location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!
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Who is at Risk for Falling? Falls happen to everyone, but falling has become a particular concern for senior citizens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one of three adults over the age of 65 will fall every year. In fact, the CDC reports that in 2013, over 25,000 senior citizens died from
People with diabetes are much more likely to suffer nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections—all problems that directly affect the feet. The lack of feeling and poor blood flow caused by poor diabetes management can allow a small blister or wound to progress into a serious infection that could lead to amputation. Nerve damage—also called
What are Bunions? A bunion—also called Hallux Valgus—is a bump that appears inside the foot, around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint (near the big toe). This bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the big foot. Left untreated, bunions can cause sever pain and even hinder walking abilities. Bunions are a common problem