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Medwatch-The importance of foot care

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Millions of Americans suffer from foot pain each year. Turns out, more and more people are having to seek medical attention for these problems.

We use our feet every single day. In fact, it’s estimated that by the time we reach just 50 years of age, we track at least 75,000 miles on our feet.

"Foot and ankle injuries are common. Approximately 47 percent of Americans suffer from a foot or ankle ailment, but only 26 percent seek treatment from a podiatrist. Foot pain is never normal. If you have pain or discomfort you should seek treatment," said Dr. Scott Kochenower, podiatrist at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

For those suffering from foot pain, you don't have to look much further for care. Comanche County Memorial Hospital has a podiatrist who specializes in foot care and treatment.

"Today's podiatrists are specialists, trained both medically and surgically to treat the foot and ankle. I have specialized training in rear foot reconstruction and ankle surgery."

Dr. Kochenower sees a wide variety of patients suffering from all kinds of foot problems. He says with the way podiatry is evolving, no problem is too big to be fixed.

"From sports injuries and fractures to heel pain and diabetic complications, podiatrists can treat all of your foot needs. Some of the common conditions that I treat are ingrown toenails, bunions, hammer toes, sports injuries, fracture repair, tendon repair, joint replacement and ankle arthroscopy,"

Dr. Kochenower says because we use our feet so much, it's important to see a podiatrist immediately if you notice foot pain. He says not attending to the pain can lead to more problems throughout the whole body.

For more information on foot problems or to make an appointment, call 357-3671 or visit   ccmhonline.com.

Comanche County Memorial Hospital will host a smoking cessation course to help smokers quit. The free seven-week course will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maple Conference Room. To sign up, call 585-5527.

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