The information contained in this Foot and Ankle Clinic, P.A. web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended for providing professional advice on podiatry or foot pain conditions or problems. This web site is not intended as a substitute for professional podiatry medical care. A medical diagnosis can only be rendered and treatment provided to a patient after an physical examination and consultation by a trained physician or surgeon.The lower extremity of the human body is a very complicated anatomic structure that requires medical care by a experienced foot specialist. The administration of medial care is a combination of science and art based on the integration of many factors to reach a treatment plan for each patient. Reading about medical problems is not the same as receiving medical treatment. In reading about medical problems in this web site and other web pages linked to this web site, this information is intended to educate the general public about medical issues but is not to be construed as medical advice to avoid seeking timely medical care. Medical treatment of the foot and ankle has inherent risks due to having to use the feet for every step during a person's lifetime. Failing to seek medical treatment in a timely manner can result in permanent and irreversible complications to the lower extremity. If you or someone you know has a foot or ankle problem, you should seek out a foot specialist to obtain an examination and consultation to insure appropriate medical intervention is provided to you or to someone you know in a timely manner.