Do Your Feet Hurt? See a Podiatric Physician in Louisville, KY

The foot is an intricate structure made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. All these components must work seamlessly—both independently and together—to support, stabilize, and mobilize the body.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, most people take about 8,000 steps per day, which is equivalent to several miles. When walking or running, the feet sustain significant pressure—up to four times the weight of the body. Therefore, it is not surprising that 75% of Americans experience foot pain at least once during their lives.

Many people erroneously believe that their feet are supposed to hurt. Not true! If you have persistent foot pain, the podiatric physician at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, can help you find relief. A board-certified doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), Dr. Dawn M. Michels has completed highly focused and rigorous training, making her uniquely qualified to treat painful foot conditions.

Issues Our Podiatrist Can Address

As a podiatric physician, Dr. Michels provides the latest in-office treatments for:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetic foot
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Foot and ankle sprains
  • Fungal toenails
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Warts

Foot Pain Should Never Be Ignored

Because foot pain can impair your balance, reduce your mobility, and increase your risk of falling, it is important to see our podiatric physician at the first sign of trouble. What’s more, your feet can provide important clues about your overall health and early warnings about underlying medical conditions. For instance, the initial symptoms of several potentially serious health issues—including arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, gout, deep vein thrombosis, and kidney disease—are sometimes noticed in the feet. By pinpointing the root cause of your pain, our podiatric physician can help ensure that you receive appropriate treatment to protect your health and get you back on your feet again.

If you would like to talk with our podiatric physician, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michels at our orthopedic facility in Louisville, KY.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
Reviews from Google
Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
Reviews from Facebook
Sara G.
Dr. Richardson is the best! He did shoulder decompression surgery for me many moons ago and has continued to treat me for other shoulder, arm, and back issues since. I would recommend him to anyone!
Reviews from Facebook
Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
Reviews from Facebook
Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
Reviews from Facebook
See All Reviews
Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150