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Foot Health

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

In The News

Fairmont welcomes new provider to Podiatry Department

Fairmont recently welcomed Matthew Weber, D.P.M., to the Podiatry Department

November 17, 2021

From The Blog

Tying green laces on blue tennis shoes

How to determine your foot arch type

Whether you're a casual or competitive athlete, sports put tremendous pressure on your feet, ankles and legs. Here's how to choose a shoe that best fits your foot.

Matthew Weber, D.P.M. By Matthew (Matt) Weber March 23, 2022
Feet walking down steps

Diabetes: 4 steps to put your best foot forward

A complication of diabetes is restricted blood flow to your feet. Follow these steps to develop a daily foot care routine to minimize infection and injury.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 3, 2022
Shoes lined up on shelf

Expert advice on finding the best shoe fit

Make each step count by choosing the right footwear. These guidelines will help you get the perfect fit.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas May 21, 2021
Four pair of athletic shoes

Changes due to COVID-19 pandemic can affect feet

The transition to home for work and school has led more people to skip wearing shoes. While it may feel good in the short term, the lack of arch and foot support can cause some problems. Here's what you need to know.

Sara Vande Kieft DPM By Sara Vande Kieft February 9, 2021

Foot surgery success for Turtle Lake woman

A recent foot surgery has helped put the pep back in Jeanie Bruner’s step.

December 22, 2014

Healthy Feet

Many people take for granted being able to walk pain-free, and don’t realize how problematic foot pain can be on a day-to-day basis until they experience it for themselves. 

Luke Madsen DPM By Luke Madsen March 12, 2014