Optimal health and wellness starts from the feet up! At North Port Podiatry, Dr. David Danielson provides patients with a comfortable environment and effective services to keep your feet happy.
The feet are flexible structures of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that let us stand upright and perform activities like walking, running, and jumping. The feet are divided into three sections:
- The forefoot contains the five toes (phalanges) and the five longer bones (metatarsals).
- The midfoot is a pyramid-like collection of bones that form the arches of the feet. These include the three cuneiform bones, the cuboid bone, and the navicular bone.
- The hindfoot forms the heel and ankle. The talus bone supports the leg bones (tibia and fibula), forming the ankle. The calcaneus (heel bone) is the largest bone in the foot.
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments run along the surfaces of the feet, allowing the complex movements needed for motion and balance. The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the calf muscle and is essential for running, jumping, and standing on the toes.
North Port Podiatry provides services for all foot and ankle problems
General Foot Care
- Ingrown Nails
- Athlete’s Foot
- Fungal Toe Nails
- Arthritic Foot Care
- Flat Feet
- Geriatric Foot Care
Diabetic Foot Care
- Diabetic Conditions
- Infections Ulcerations
- Shoes and Inserts
- Fractures of the Foot
- Foot & Ankle Sprains
- Planter Fasciitis and Heel Spurs