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853 Jefferson Ave
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Podiatrist - Washington
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
(724) 225-9469 - fax

Knowledge is the key in preventing, diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems. At the office of Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we strive to educate our patients and our community to equip people to make the best decisions about their foot health. Below are some facts and statistics that are valuable to know:

  • A podiatrist is often the first health care professional to notice the signs and symptoms of systemic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
  • The 52 bones in your feet account for ¼ of all of the bones in your body.
  • By the age of 50, most Americans will have completed 75,000 miles on their feet.
  • 75% of Americans will experience some type of foot problem over the course of their lifetime.
  • Foot and ankle problems usually develop over time by using poor footwear, stress or overuse or from structural changes in the foot.
  • Foot problems can lead to knee, hip and lower back problems.
  • Women are more vulnerable to foot problems and typically experience four times as many problems as men.
  • Morton’s neuroma, bunions, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and ankle sprain are common foot problems experienced by women.
  • Ankle sprain, hallux rigidus, Achilles tendon injuries and broken toes are common foot problems experienced by men.
  • If you are a runner, your feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of your body.
  • Having diabetes greatly increases your risk of developing foot problems due to neuropathy and poor circulation, which often accompany the disease.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in the United States.
  • Your toenails can actually be a barometer of your health and the first to show signs of serious underlying conditions.
  • Impairments in the lower extremities are the leading cause for activity limitations in older people.
  • Arthritis affects nearly 40 million Americans each year. When it involves feet, early diagnosis and proper treatment are essential in managing this condition and to avoid loss of mobility.
  • Malignant melanoma of the foot is a very serious skin cancer that often goes unnoticed and untreated until it has progressed to an advanced stage.

Dr. Philip Pinsker is a great resource for more information on conditions affecting the foot and ankle. To contact the Washington podiatrist, call (724) 225- 7410 or make an appointment conveniently online