When it comes to taking care of your feet, it’s important that you work with your podiatrist to ensure that your feet are as healthy as can be. When you’re going to your podiatrist, you may have many questions as to what your podiatrist can do and how you can be sure that you’re taking care of your feet.
Frequently Asked Questions About Podiatry
Q. What does a podiatrist/foot doctor do?
A. A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in caring for your feet. They can help diagnose and treat different conditions that can affect your feet and can help you feel comfortable enough to participate in your favorite daily activities.
Q. What are some common conditions podiatrists/foot doctors treat?
A. Your podiatrist can help with many different ailments that may affect you. Some common conditions you may deal with include:
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Heel Pain /Plantar Fasciitis
- Shockwave Therapy
- Toenail Laser Fungus Treatment
- Board Certified Foot Surgeons
- Pediatric Foot Care
Board Certified by 3 boards:
- American Board of Podiatric Surgery
- American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
- American Board of Primary Podiatric Medicine
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. Read More...
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...