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Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet Thousands of Foot Injuries Can be Prevented Each Year

Timothy Ford DPM, FACFAS cautions homeowners to protect their feet and the feet of those around them when using rotary-blade lawnmowers.



Amniotic Membrane in Wound Healing

Freeze dried amniotic membrane is being utilized by Dr. Ford in various foot/ankle surgery and wound care to expedite wound healing and reduce inflammation.

Patients say Bunion Surgery Relieves Pain, Helps Increase Physical Activity

There's good news for anyone weighing the pros and cons of bunion surgery.  More than 90 percent of patients who had the procedure done say they experienced significant pain relief, increased their physical activity, and would recommend the procedure to others, according to the findings of a multi-state patient satisfaction survey conducted by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). The patients surveyed had surgery performed by a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon to correct mild, moderate or severe bunions within the past 6 to 24 months.  

How to Prevent Foot Ulcers and Amputations

Simple, Two-minute Check Can Prevent Foot Ulcers and Amputations


Dr Timothy Ford is a podiatric surgeon based in Louisville, KY, and directs the Reconstrucive Foot/Ankle Surgery & Diabetic Limb Salvage/Preservation Fellowship @ Jewish Hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital. He urges all local diabetic patients to make sure their physicians check their feet during every office visit for signs of ulcerations that, left untreated, can lead to infection and ultimately result in lower limb amputations. Ford first issued this advice in conjunction with National Diabetes Month in November but stressed it is sound practice year-round. 

Neuropathy is Key Predictor for Amputation Risk in Diabetic Patients

Aggressive screening for evidence of nerve damage and sensory loss (neuropathy) can identify diabetes patients at the highest risk for severe, disease-induced foot problems, such as infection-prone skin ulcers and a debilitating deformity called Charcot foot. Left untreated, these complications put advanced-stage diabetes patients on a path to a lower-limb amputation.   

Five Myths About Foot care

From bunions to broken toes, foot and ankle surgeon Timothy Ford, DPM, FACFAS, has heard it all. Dr Ford treats patients at offices Louisville he shares five myths about foot care and the realities behind them.


Heel Pain Epidemic Afflicts Weekend Atheletes

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offers Prevention/Treatment Tips

Louisville, KY -- Heel pain among weekend sports participants, runners and those beginning exercise programs is reaching epidemic proportions. We are seeing a lot of heel pain these days, and much of it can be traced to preventable causes, such as stress from excessive athletic activity and poorly designed footwear says Dr. Timothy Ford, Chief of Podiatry at the University of Louisviile


Female Runners at Risk For Painful Foot Neuromas

Spring is in the air and runners are hitting the streets to get back in shape after a long winter.

Local podiatric surgeon, Timothy Ford warns female runners that the combination of wearing narrow, pointed-toed shoes at work and the pounding their feet endure from running on hard surfaces can cause a neuroma, a painful nerve disorder of the feet.ȊActive women who enjoy running, especially those with flat feet, are prone to develop neuromas.ȠA nerve located between the toes becomes enlarged and inflamed and produces tingling, burning pain.

Amputations Due to Diabetes Can Be Prevented

 For National Diabetes Month, Diabetic Patients Are Urged To Take Simple Precautions to Help Save Their Feet 

Taking a minute or two every day to inspect your feet and observing a few simple rules can make the difference in sparing diabetes patients from a preventable outcome of the disease Πa foot amputation.