What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower body.
How does a podiatrist help?
Podiatrist is a doctor of Podiatric Medicine or DPM, qualified by education and training to provide comprehensive foot care, diagnosing, treatment and preventing foot and ankle problems.
Common foot complaints in children often range from late walking, uneven shoe wear, heel pain, intoeing (pigeon toes), ingrown toenails, flat feet among others.
Diabetes Foot Care
A full diabetes foot care service is offered by a podiatrist to help decrease potential risk of diabetes related foot problems.
Foot pain can sometimes stop you from doing the things you love, be it going for a short walk or running a marathon. Increased levels of physical activity may place greater pressure on your feet. It can result in pain or prolonged foot/leg problems such as heel pain, shin splints, and degenerative joint problems such as arthritis, tendonitis and muscle soreness.
Podiatrist can assess you for, incorrect alignment, postural problems, abnormal walking patterns and common foot related conditions such as ‘flat feet’. Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that help in foot alignment and function to decrease stress on the supporting tendons, ligaments and structures of the foot.
General Foot Care
The podiatrists are skilled in providing a wide range of general foot care, right from toenail cutting or thickness reduction to debridement of corns and calluses and care of skin conditions.
The podiatrists are experienced in performing minor surgical procedures such as Nail surgery or other problems resulting from ingrown toenail that repeatedly gets infected.
These are some of the health problems where help from a podiatrist may be needed. If you are looking for an expert podiatrist and if your search term on the internet is “Podiatrist near me”, then you have come to the right place. We are here to help!