Podiatry Screening

The Clifton Health Department and St. Mary’s General Hospital will be holding a free Podiatry (Foot) Screening on August 29, 2019 from 11am-12:30pm at the Clifton Health Department, located at 900 Clifton Ave, 2nd Floor. Registration is required; please call 973-470-5773 to register. This screening is open to Clifton and Little Falls residents. A Podiatrist from St. Mary’s General Hospital will provide a physical exam of the foot and ankle, and, if needed, offer recommendations on follow up care. Patients should avoid wearing pantyhose, as shoes and socks must be removed for the screening.

Think about all the places your feet take you every day. You might use your feet to take a walk in the park or go out with your loved ones, play with your children or grandchildren, take care of your garden, and go dancing. Our feet are small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of our bodies. Each step you take involves a remarkably intricate network of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, multiple tendons, and 107 ligaments. That complexity, combined with all the weight feet carry, accounts for why feet can be so prone to problems such as bone fractures, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis, a swelling of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.

For further information, please download the full press release from the link below.


Location Details

Clifton Board of Health
900 Clifton Avenue
2nd Floor
Clifton, NJ 07013