It is never easy when moving to a new place. It’s even harder when the move is with a small child from one coast to another. I recently moved from Maryland to California with my wife and 2 year old son for the sake of a new opportunity and practicing podiatry at a different location. So far it has been an adventure! We don’t really have any family here and so when we tell people the story, majority state that we are brave! However, I would like to think that moving and new experiences are a natural part of life. It is something we force ourselves to do, to better our lives and cultural experience.
In addition to beautiful scenery, great food and abundance of outdoor activities, and the city of San Francisco offers many great amenities. Practicing podiatry in the city has also been a new experience. Mundane podiatry covers everything from fungal toenails to ankle fractures and everything in between. That means pediatric to geriatric patients with skin conditions or foot infections. Previously practicing at a suburban setting, I saw everything and anything but nothing really specific. At financial district foot and ankle, we see majority of sports medicine related injuries.
San Francisco is a great walkable city, even with all the hills going up and down, people love to walk or bike to work and everybody likes to be active. It’s a beautiful city with great outdoor space, so being active is healthy and fun. Being active and involved in sports also means potential for more injuries, whether it be chronic or acute. Treating patients in this urban environment brings a refreshing new experience in treating conditions which are very rewarding because patients are very involved in their care. Everybody wants to heal accurately and fast and so they will rest, boot, exercise and use therapy aggressively so they can start running again. Since FDFAC specializes in sports medicine and has been doing so for many years, our methods are very active and helped many return to their daily routines after a minor setback. With adding more technology and diagnostic tools to our practice, we continue to innovate and improve our diagnostics and treatment methods. Having this specialized training and niche in a private practice is not only is a great asset to have but is very rewarding as well.
At Financial District Foot & Ankle, we see foot and ankle problems from all sorts of people. Whether you are an athlete or not, new in town or lived here forever, if you have foot and ankle problems, come see us! We know how to conservatively and surgically manage your pain and symptoms and work with you throughout your healing process.
Contact us at 415-570-7490 and we can schedule you for an appointment. We look forward to helping you overcome your foot pain!