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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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Jan 21, 2020

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Every year millions around the world see the New Year as a fresh start and an opportunity to accomplish big goals in the upcoming year. Many of us have started previous years with the resolve to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, meditate more or eat less sugar, only to be exhausted and frustrated by February. So how do we create a plan for 2020 (and beyond) that we can actually stick to?

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Dec 16, 2019

Bristol Health to move its Southington location, expand its services

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.

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Dec 04, 2019

Please contribute to the Lights of Love campaign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not just talking about the holiday sea-son. It’s the roll out of the Bristol Health Homecare and Hospice’s Annual Lights of Love campaign.

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Nov 20, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Nov 18, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Deciding when it's time for hospice

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Nov 01, 2019

Back to Moving Pain Free

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.

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