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25% of your body's entire bones (that’s 52 bones, to be exact) are found in your feet. On top of that, over 75% of Americans will experience some sort of foot health problem at some point or another in their lives. It has been common that caring for one's feet becomes an afterthought in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Podiatry is the treatment of the human foot and its ailments, from the ankle and below. Podiatrists are trained healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat and even perform procedures for abnormalities on the foot and ankle. They also strive to keep people active, reduce pain, treat infections, and prevent and correct any deformity. In addition, they can give advice to you and your family on how to better care for your feet and prevent future problems.

Podiatrists are here to help you, and they can work to alleviate day-to-day foot problems, which include:
Aging feet
Sports injuries
Proper toenail clipping
Ankle pain
Total foot reconstruction
Total ankle reconstruction

Seeing a Podiatrist has many immediate benefits, but also prevents problems in the long-term. Natalya Salowich, DPM is board certified in Podiatric Medicine and can handle anything from a minor toenail clipping to a total foot reconstruction. She attended medical school at the University of Des Moines, College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency at Detroit Medical Center.

You can learn more about Dr. Natalya Salowich by watching her video here.