Thank you for choosing Brandywine Foot & Ankle Associates for your podiatric health needs. Dr. Pongia, Dr. DeAngelis and Dr. Soondar are committed to providing you with outstanding and compassionate care.
Below you will find Brandywine Foot & Ankle Associates new patient documents that can be completed at your convenience prior to your visit.
We have provided links to organizations and hospitals we are associated with. These links are to provide you with useful information before your visit to Brandywine Foot & Ankle Associates or before surgery at our affiliated hospitals.
Please also see the attached PDFs for up-to-date information on Podiatric News.
- The Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon
- Diabetes and Your Feet
- Ankle Sprains
- Advanced Techniques in Wound Care
Here is list of frequently asked questions we receive from our patients. We look forward to answering questions at your next Appointment at Brandywine Foot & Ankle Associates.
Q: What is a podiatric surgeon?
Answer: A Podiatric Surgeon specializes in foot and ankle surgery. They are often referred to as “foot and ankle” surgeons providing medical and surgical care for a variety of problems affecting people of all ages.
Q: Are all of your doctors American Board of Podiatric Surgery Certified?
Answer: Yes. In order to provide you with the best care all of our doctors are ABPS-certified. We understand the importance of commitment it takes to be the best we can for the sake of our patients. We have completed appropriate training, successfully preformed a diverse range of podiatric surgical procedures, and passed extensive written and oral examinations.
Q: What is a Bunion?
Answer: A bunion often looks like a bump on the side of the big toe, but a this bump is a visual representation of a change in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. Bunions cause the big toe to lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment.
Q: Why do I have heel pain?
Answer: Heel pain is most often caused by a heel spur, the buildup of calcium deposits under the heal bone. Heal pain may also be associated with variety of other causes, such as arthritis, nerve irritation stress, fracture, tendonitis or in rare cases, a cyst.
Q: What is Nail Fungus/Why are my nails thick and/or yellow?
Answer: Thickening and/or yellowing of the toe nails is caused by a fungus which can affect people of all ages and is most common in older individuals. Read more about our Laser Treatment for fungal toenails.
Q: What is an ingrown nail?
Answer: An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail digs into the skin causing pain, redness, swelling and toe warmth. There are several treatments for ingrown toenails depending on the severity and your foot.
Q: What are the most common foot and ankle Sports Injuries?
Answer: Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports and account for 45% or all injuries in basketball and up to 31% in soccer. Ankle sprains primarily involve the ligamentous structures on the outside of the ankle joint, known as the lateral ligamentous complex. There are three ligaments making up the lateral ankle joint, the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) and posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL). Each ligament connects a part of the outside leg bone (the fibula) to the ankle or heel bone.
At Brandywine Foot & Ankle Associates, we know how important it is to have emergency care when you need it. For afterhours emergencies, please call our Emergency Phone Number at 610-383-5220. You can also visit our Contact Us page for all non-emergencies for additional contact information. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, do not hesitate to call 911.
Request an Appointment
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can improve your life with a treatment that is right for you. At Brandywine Foot & Ankle, your needs and podiatric health is important to us. We have three Pennsylvania locations, Coatesville and Limerick. Request an appointment today where it is most convenient for you. You will receive a call within 24 hours with a confirmation if that time is available.
If this is an emergency, please call the office to set up an appointment.
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