This article was originally published in the June 2015 edition of JCMG eMag.

Have you ever considered the workout that your feet go through in a day’s time? Your feet feel the pressure of one to two times your body weight per step when you walk, and when you run that increases by four to five times. That’s why caring for your feet is so important.

JCMG Podiatrists, William Duke, DPM and JP McAleer, DPM, have more than 25 years of combined experience in all aspects of foot and ankle care including surgical and conservative means of treatment. They care for patients with in-grown toenails, bunions and hammertoes, to more complex issues such as foot reconstruction, ankle fractures and joint fusion. In addition, JCMG Podiatry offers internal and external fixation devices and ultrasound-guided injections, which means fewer injections and significantly better response to treatment for patients.

“We see patients of all ages for anything related to the foot and ankle,” says Dr. McAleer.  “Our biggest patient complaint is heel pain. Around 15 percent of our patients come to us looking for relief from discomfort in or around their heel.”

Whatever the ailment, the podiatrists layout options for patients that will best fit their needs and lifestyle.

JCMG Podiatry has four full-time and two part time staff members dedicated to providing a positive patient experience. Dr. Duke completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He earned his doctor of podiatric medicine from the Dr. William M. Scholl of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Ill. Dr. McAleer completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He earned his doctor of podiatric medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

The podiatrists not only see patients in their JCMG location, located on the lower level of the JCMG Medical Building, but they also work closely with diabetic patients at the wound center located at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. They provide cosmetic services, such as Botox for excessive sweaty feet, dermal fillers and laser fungal nail treatment at JCMG Laser & Vein Center.

“When I started in 2006, my goal was to bring world-class foot and ankle care to the Jefferson City community. Dr. McAleer and I continue to provide the latest treatment options to our patients,” says Dr. Duke.