Just honest, effective, compassionate & competent care.
The Santa Monica Podiatry Group is
Truthful, Open, Honest, Caring, Competent
Established in 1982, the doctors of the Santa Monica Podiatry Group have been caring for patients for over 30 years. From children to adults to seniors, we cater to each patient’s individual needs.
Our doctors are committed to early diagnosis, fast recovery, less discomfort and less disability. We are highly skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques for selective painful foot problems.
Our patients love the special therapeutic massage and whirlpool treatment we provide. We perform reduction of painful fissures and thickened skin, problematic issues such as small growths, fungal and thickened toenails. Your feet have never felt this good!
Heel pain is one of the most common reasons why patients come to see us. Successful treatment requires a thorough evaluation for proper diagnosis to create an effective treatment plan. We have onsite digital X-rays, diagnostic ultrasound and a cutting edge class 4 laser. We are one of the only medical offices in the area to provide the most effective options to eliminate heel pain.
Our diagnostic ultrasound unit is excellent for examining and diagnosing soft tissue pathology that X-rays are not able to “see.” Having a combination of ultrasound and X-rays helps us diagnose and treat immediately. This procedure does not require pre-authorization or pre-certification.
We are one of the only medical offices in the area to offer the newest and most advanced laser technology for painless and effective pain relief with no side effects. 4 to 8 sessions have shown vast improvement for patients with arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, peripheral neuropathy, sprains & strains, sports and occupational injuries.
Does your child walk with their toes pointing inward? Do they get ingrown nails, itchy or smelly feet? Do you suspect they may have plantar warts? Do they have heel pain? We can diagnose and treat these and other problems, educate you and your child on how to solve the problem. If your child plays sports, it is possible for them to develop overuse/stress-related injuries. Custom made orthotic devices can help prevent future injuries and/or issues relating to mal-alignment of foot bones during growing years.
Orthotics are similar to prescription glasses for your feet, and thus should be made accurately and with care. The science behind making orthotics may entail the evaluation of the biomechanics of the feet, ankles, knees and hips, and should always be complemented with a thorough gait analysis. We specialize in the fabrication of a myriad of orthotic devices for all ages.
Sports injuries involve bony as well as soft tissue injuries. These require thorough examination and an understanding of a scientific approach. All tissues have a timeline for healing, then get rehabilitated and then maintained so as to prevent recurrences. We provide an educational approach to assist you in healing in a timely manner, helping you prevent recurrence of injuries.
Surgical options are always explored with patients after having exhausted conservative measures. Surgeries can be complicated or quite simple, depending on the pathology present, in addition to many other factors .
One of the first signs and symptoms of diabetes can be first seen in your feet. We have a very comprehensive approach to treating our diabetic patients. This involves bringing awareness and understanding how diabetes and its side effects affects our body.
We offer digital X-rays. We can process X-rays in minutes, read them and discuss the pathology present at the time of your visit, saving time and money. Digital X-rays are much better than plain films because we can enlarge, enhance, and pinpoint areas of concern. Treatment can begin immediately, facilitating a speedier recovery.
We have an experienced and well-trained team, and our doctors have staff privileges at UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital and Providence St John’s Health Center as well as several surgical centers in the area.
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What Our Patients Say
I can’t remember the last time a doctor was as compassionate as Dr. Towfigh. Not only does she know EXACTLY what she’s doing, she is also very generous sharing her wisdom so the patient clearly understands the issue and the treatment process. Not an easy thing to do when speaking to my 13 year old son. When I left her office I thought to myself, “I wish there was something wrong with my feet, I love this doctor.”
Dr. Abby Towfigh is absolutely lovely, kind, professional and patient. After a procedure to deal with my ingrown toenails, she wrote out her recommendations as well as after-care instructions complete with a package of special bandaids and Betadine. The office is cheerful and happiness, accepts a lot of insurance! Not often that one leaves an office happy.
I would absolutely go back! The office staff was incredibly nice and accommodating (very rare these days). I called to schedule an appointment for a toe injury that got from running and they were able to see me the next day. The doctor had a very kind, straight forward approach and took the time to answer all of my questions. Fortunately, my injury was minor and I won’t need to go back, but if I ever did need a podiatrist again I would absolutely go back to Santa Monica Podiatry Group.
Dr. Towfigh is great! The wait time was short in the waiting room – so I got to see her pretty soon after I got to the office. She explained how the structure of the foot works, and why I was having pain in the middle of my foot… turns out I have flat feet! She made a mold of my feet and my orthotics were ready a few weeks later! I went back to have them fitted to my shoes and now that I’ve broken them in I’m addicted to wearing my orthotics in all my shoes. I’m actually going to have a few sets made… Makes a world of difference in how my feet feel.
What can I say about having happy feet? Dr. Towfigh! Dr. Boykoff!!! I never knew why my feet hurt so much after work. I stand all day on my feet. Dr. Towfigh took a mold of my feet and custom orthotics were made, which slip into my Saucony shoes and I have Happy Feet! Once a year I reline my orthotics which is easy and simple. I love their entire staff.