Podiatrist Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, AZ


Welcome to the Southwest Foot Institute

The Southwest Foot Institute was originally established by Dr. Michael Dershowitz in 1979 and has several offices throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The Institute is dedicated to the treatment of all ages of patients, from children to senior citizens, and has always believed that the more a patient understands their condition and the treatment options available to them, the more successful their treatment will be.

In addition to the typical issues that all podiatrists treat, such as diabetic foot care, heel painbunion and hammertoe deformaties, ingrown toe nails, corns and callouses and flat feet, they also provide patients with innovative solutions to heel conditions, nerve conditions and flat foot conditions with minimally invasive surgical procedures with excellent outcomes and also offer cosmetic foot surgery solutions for unusual conditions.

One of the most exciting arenas in which the Institute has embarked upon, is the treatment of neuropathy; This is a condition that plagues both diabetics and non-diabetics, and is characterized by numbness, pain, burning, tingling, and a multitude of sensations that only those who suffer from this condition might be able to identify.

Neuropathy, and its eventual outcomes, is the leading cause of amputation in the world and is the reason that so many diabetic patients eventually lose portions of limbs. 

At the Southwest Foot Institute, we can identify and determine the level and degree of neuropathy with state of the art non-invasive and painless testing procedures.  We can then offer several solutions to this terrible dilemna and, in some cases, can successfully eliminate these symptoms, as well as restoring sensation, with an outpatient surgical procedure.  

We are also pleased to announce that the doctors at the Southwest Foot Institute are now treating resistant heel pain with "shockwave therapy", which is a non-surgical treatment for painful heels.  This is the same technology that evolved from research in the 1980's and is now available in an office setting.  It is the same equipment which exists in the training facilities of  NFL, MLB and NBA teams for their team physicians to treat their athletes who have heel pain and Achilles tendonitis.  The results from this treatment are similar to surgery and do NOT involve any lost work time or recovery period.

Downtown Phoenix
1300 N 12th Street, Suite 518, Phoenix, AZ  85006
Monday- Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Arrowhead / Glendale
18301 N 79th Avenue, Suite C130, Glendale, AZ 85308
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Laser Treatments Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM         Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

10900 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ  85254
Friday - 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Phone:  602.340.8686 ~ Fax:  602.340.8061
Or Email:  admin@swfoot.net

Phoenix, AZ Podiatry Office
Southwest Foot Institute
10900 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Phoenix, AZ Podiatry Office
Southwest Foot Institute
18301 N 79th Avenue, Suite C130
Glendale, AZ 85308


Phoenix, AZ Podiatry Office
Southwest Foot Institute
1300 N 12th Street, Suite 518
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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