What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a licensed health professional who diagnoses and treats injury, deformity, disease and other conditions of the feet and lower legs.

What kind of conditions do podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists can treat any condition of the feet or lower limbs, such as the following;

  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Skin and nail disorders
  • Foot problems resulting from illness such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease
  • Congenital and acquired foot deformities
  • Overuse and acute injuries to bones, tendons and soft tissue
  • Sports and biomechanical injuries

Podiatrists also offer a range of general care options such as nail cutting and removal of corns and call us.

What kind of services and treatment can I expect?

In evaluating and diagnosing foot problems, podiatrists perform a comprehensive examination of all bodily systems related to the initial complaint. Further tests may be required such as x-ray, scans or blood studies.

Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan is presented. This plan might include any or all of the following things, among others;

  • Education on foot health and care
  • Exercises and stretches
  • Icing, massage or heat therapy
  • Footwear advice
  • Diabetes education
  • Devices to ensure correct foot alignment
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