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Dr. Judith Sperling
graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at Metropolitan-Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This included rotations through Hennepin County Medical Center and the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet Medical Center.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Sperling is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Practice and Community Health.
Dr. Sperling has worked as part of the medical team for the NY, Boston, LA and Twin Cities Marathons, as well as the USA Cup International Youth Soccer tournament and the Special Olympics and has lectured at running clubs, walking clubs and diabetic education courses. She was president of the Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine from 1994 to 2006.
What I Enjoy
My practice is a mix of medical and surgical patients. I treat many different issues, from diabetic foot wounds, to foot and ankle injuries, heel pain, warts, ingrown toenails, and painful corns and calluses. I work with athletes from many different sports, who come in with overuse type of injuries, and mechanical issues. My patient population ranges from pediatric through senior citizens. While I enjoy the surgical part of the practice I am also always looking for ways to help my patients avoid surgical intervention when possible. The ‘baby boomer generation’ is very committed to staying active, and many patients want to try everything they can before they have surgery.
In 2015, I completed a course in Adelaide, South Australia, taught by Australian podiatrist Ted Jedynak to learn Foot Mobilisation Therapy. I use this as an alternative to surgery. Using these techniques, I have been able to improve or resolve pain from bunions, arthritis and even plantar fasciitis. More information on this technique can be found at here .
In our office in Golden Valley, Minnesota, we also have the Well Wave, which is a pulsed form of ultrasound, known as ESWT, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. It is a treatment that has been around for decades, but only recently has been available to use in a clinic setting. To learn more about this type of treatment, which has been wonderfully successful, you can click here.