Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Abigail Elliott, DPM, AACFAS
Lori Shuler, APRN-CNP
Monday - Tuesday | 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday | 8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday | 8:30 am-12 pm
Friday | 8 am - 12 pm
7 Woodlake Trail
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Do More Than Just Surgery
Foot and ankle surgeons diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg—from heel pain and bunions to diabetic foot care/complications as well as amputation prevention, ingrown toenails, arthritis, sports injuries, infections, trauma, fracture repair of both the foot and ankle and much more!
Pioneers & Collaborators in the Care of Patients
Foot and ankle surgeons have pioneered breakthroughs in treatment protocols and surgical techniques that have helped millions of patients. Foot and ankle surgeons are experts in chronic conditions, such as diabetes, infections, cardiovascular disease and arthritis (which can all affect lower extremities). They also regularly collaborate on multidisciplinary teams (patient’s primary care doctors and specialists) in both the hospital and office settings to ensure the care our patients receive is the best and most comprehensive available.
When Should I See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?
Anytime you have foot or ankle discomfort, changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle, an abnormal growth, an injury or a medical condition (diabetes, poor circulation, etc.) that can affect your feet or your ability to function in certain activities is impaired, it’s time to see a foot and ankle surgeon.
Of the more than 28 million people in the US with diabetes, about half will develop neuropathy, a loss of feeling in the lower extremities. This nerve damage means an open sore or injury on the foot may go unnoticed until it becomes infected, which can eventually lead to the need for partial or full amputation of the foot or lower leg. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation.
However, while the risk of foot complications may be frightening, there are many ways in which YOU can help outsmart diabetes!
Take a step in the right direction by having your feet checked regularly by a podiatrist. Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet, based on their education, training, and experience! When you add a podiatrist to your health-care team, he or she can provide you with important information so you're able to better manage the the effects of diabetes on your feet.