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Dr. Fosdick examines feet

Answering this quiz will help you determine if you should call us right now for an appointment. Call Call 860•349•8500 or 203•294•4977 and Dr. Fosdick will help you make your feet feel better fast.


As a teacher, I am on my feet for a good portion of the day. At the end of the day, the balls of my feet felt as though I was walking on shards of hot glass. After a few Laser treatments, the sensation started to subside and my feet became much more comfortable to walk on. The pain lessens with each treatment. I am happy to say that I even walked nine holes of golf for the first time in a year

-Shirley C.

I am writing to thank you for your help over the recent months with my toe infection. I am so pleased with the results and the overall experience. It was relatively painless and there was no down-time or recovery time! Every appointment offered me significant improvement. The laser treatments were the safest and easiest medical choice for me and I am so glad I did not have to undergo surgery.

-Sharon G.

I want to thank Doctor Fosdick for the pain relief I am having. My feet feel much better. I also want to thank his staff for following up with the insurance company and getting them to pay partially for my orthotics as they initially said they would.

-Paul V.

Take Our Quiz

Are your feet able to serve you well or are you suffering from pain, discomfort or other issues? Take this quiz and find out now!

See bottom for scoring.

1. How much time do you spend on your feet each day?
a. less than 2 hours
b. 2 - 4 hours
c. 5 - 7 hours
d. 8 hours or more

2. How old are you?
a. under 40
b. between 40 and 59
c. 60 and over

3. How would you describe your weight?
a. less than 20 pounds overweight or at ideal weight
b. 20 - 39 pounds overweight
c. 40 or more pounds overweight

4. Have problems with your feet or ankles ever prevented you from participating in:
 a. leisure/sports activities?

 b. work activities?

5. Have you ever received medical treatment for problems with your feet and/or ankles?
a. yes
b. no

6. Do you regularly wear heels two inches or higher?
a. yes
b. no

7. What types of exercise do you engage in or plan to engage in? (check all that apply)
a. walking
b. field sports (e.g., softball, golf)
c. winter sports (e.g., skiing, ice skating)
d. court sports (e.g., tennis, basketball)
e. aerobics
f. running
g. none (if you chose answer g, skip to question 11)

8. Do you have the appropriate shoes for your sport or sports?
a. yes
b. no

9. Do you experience foot or ankle pain when walking or exercising?
a. rarely
b. sometimes
c. often
d. never

10. Do you:
 a. exercise in footwear that is more than one year old or in hand-me-down footwear?

 b. stretch properly before and after exercising?

11. Do you:
 a. have diabetes?

 b. experience numbness and/or burning in your feet?

 c. have a family history of diabetes?

12. Do you: (check all that apply)
    a. sprain your ankles frequently (once a year or more) or are your ankles weak?
    b. have flat feet or excessively high arches?
    c. experience pain in the achilles tendon or heel or have shin splints (pain in the front lower leg)?
    d. have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes?
    e. have arthritis or joint pain in your feet?
    f. have poor circulation or cramping in your legs?

Your Total:


0 - 20 points:  Congratulations! You have happy feet!

Your feet and ankles are very healthy and you can maintain your active lifestyle and/or exercise regimen. With proper attention and care your feet and ankles should remain healthy; however, you may want to schedule an annual exam with our office to ensure their long-term health. Furthermore, if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12, you should call us in the near future for a check-up.

21 - 40 points:  Pay attention.

Your feet and ankles are showing signs of wear, placing you in the moderate risk category. Although you can continue your normal activities, you should call our officefor a check-up. If you participate in a rigorous exercise regimen on a regular basis or plan to - or if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12 - you should call us soon to safeguard your foot and ankle health.

41 points or higher:  Caution.

Your feet and ankles are at high risk for long-term medical problems and you should call us as soon as possible. If you exercise, you should pay particular attention to your feet and ankles until you are seen by our practice. If you have not begun exercising, it is advisable to call us before undertaking any type of exercise.

Now that you've assessed the health of your feet and ankles, you are armed with knowledge that will enable you to maintain their health over a lifetime.