Foot and ankle surgeons are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. They provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect people of every age.
What Education Has a Foot and Ankle Surgeon Received?
After completing their undergraduate education, the foot and ankle surgeon completes the four-year curriculum at an accredited podiatric medical school, graduating with the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Although identical in length to programs at medical schools for osteopathic doctors (DOs) and medical doctors (MDs), and covering basic and clinical sciences, the podiatric medical school curriculum also provides intensive focus on conditions of the foot and ankle.
Following graduation from podiatric medical school, the foot and ankle surgeon enters a post-graduate residency in podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. These residencies are similar to, and are often integrated with, residencies for MDs and DOs, and provide training in general medicine, general surgery, and surgical specialties. The critical difference is the higher volume of cases and time focused on the foot and ankle in residency programs for podiatric surgeons. Currently, the majority of podiatric residency programs are three years in length.
If you are dealing with a condition that impacts the bones, muscles, ligaments or joints of the feet and ankles, our podiatry and orthopedic team may be the ideal specialists to diagnose and treat these issues. While an orthopedic surgeon is focused on treating various areas of the body, particularly through surgical techniques, our podiatrists mainly focus on treating and caring for the feet and ankles.
Here at Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers, we provide a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to patients dealing with various foot and ankle problems throughout the Macomb, Warren and St. Clair Shores, MI, areas.
We provide our patients with leading experts in the field of orthopedic podiatry, all with their own unique specialties and expertise to ensure that no stone goes unturned when it comes to crafting and designing the most individualized care and treatment plans our patients’ deserve. If you are dealing with advanced or complex foot and ankle problems that aren’t responding to non-surgical treatment options, our team can provide you with the surgical care you need thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the latest surgical techniques.
It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain
While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!
Highly trained, experienced podiatrists at each location who genuinely care about each patient they treat.
With focus on your quality of life, well-being and overall health, we are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.
Personalized patient care is what sets us apart. When you visit our offices, you can expect to receive world class care.
Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.
Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.
Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.