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Less Pain. More Living.

Podiatry

Diagnosing and treating foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Foot and Ankle Care

When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. Our team can help diagnose and solve your common foot and ankle issues and has training to manage complex foot and ankle deformities. 

We offer the full range of foot and ankle services. We specialize in:

  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Revision foot and ankle surgery
  • Foot and ankle fracture care
  • Diabetic limb salvage and orthoplastics
  • Bunion and Hammertoe correction
  • Achilles tendon reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy 
  • Flatfoot correction 
  • Heel pain
  • Shockwave therapy

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How to Prepare

Taking the time to do a few simply tasks before your visit can aid in getting you back to feeling your best much faster.

We encourage all patients to make a list of questions and outline their symptoms and bring that list with them to their appointment. It's also beneficial to jot down all the medications you're taking and any surgical procedures you've undergone in the past.

If your issue is directly related to walking and/or exercising it is beneficial to bring the shoes you wear with you.
 

What to Expect

During your visit is the time to go over your list of questions and go over your symptoms. Your doctor will perform an exam on the problem area. More tests may be needed to diagnose your condition.

A treatment plan, fully taking into account your input and goals, will be planned out. 

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Luckily, the “wearing out” of your knees and hips is not something all of us will experience. But for those who do suffer from severe arthritis in their joints, it can make what used to be even the simplest moves more difficult than expected. Over the course of time, the arthritis in the joint worsens. It can often result in debilitating pain that limits you from normal daily activities and erodes your quality of life.

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Apr 27, 2021

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This might sound silly but having fun can be hard, especially when you are learning how to re-socialize after a year of practical isolation. It can be exciting because you are eager to spend time with people.

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How to enhance your nutrition and wellness in the workplace

Some people find it helpful to choose a day of the week when they are least busy and prepare meals. For example, you can cook chicken in bulk to be used as a topping for a salad or used in a sandwich.

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Apr 23, 2021

Bristol Health lab services on Route 6 moving across the street from current location

Bristol Health on Monday will be moving its Route 6 lab and blood raw services to a location that better fits its growing base of patients.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator

Bristol Health has been named a 2020 Leading Innovator by Press Ganey for our overall response to meet our community's needs during the pandemic.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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Mar 18, 2020

ESPN: How to make mental health a priority during the coronavirus pandemic

ESPN spoke with Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, the system director of behavioral health for Bristol Health, about how to manage and respond to the anxiety and stress that come with these rare times.

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