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What is a Podiatrist?

How does a Podiatrist treat disorders, diseases, and injuries?

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What is a Podiatrist?

We spend a lot of our day on our feet, yet how many of us actually take time to care for, or even think about them? Beyond a quick rub after a hard day, our feet are often neglected.

Our feet are complex structures formed of 26 bones, supported by muscles, nerves, and ligaments. We rely upon our feet for mobility and balance and expect them to bear the weight of our bodies, what we carry, and the weight-bearing stress of our daily activities. We cram them into tight shoes, or no shoes at all, expose them to the elements, and abuse them all day long. And we expect them to continue to function every day. But sometimes, they don’t.

So who do we go to when our feet get hurt or cease to work properly? Who should we go to?

A Podiatrist.

All Podiatrists must be fully licensed, having completed 3-4 years of undergraduate education and a 4-year podiatric college program. They must achieve passing scores on both national and State examinations.

Graduates usually move onto complete a hospital-based residency program lasting 2-4 years. This offers advanced training in podiatric medicine as well as the opportunity to perform surgery and serve clinical rotations in a variety of areas, including pathology, radiology, emergency medicine, and orthopedic surgery.

A Podiatrist is a highly trained health professional who diagnoses and treats disorders, diseases, and injuries of the ankle and foot. These include: ingrown nails, bunions, ulcers, corns, calluses, infections, Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs, arch problems, fractures, sprains, and other injuries, neuromas, deformities, and pain from undiagnosed causes. A Podiatrist also treats foot problems originating in other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

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How does a Podiatrist treat disorders, diseases, and injuries?

Each foot is an individual and your Podiatrist will assess your needs based upon the results of your examination. This will involve a physical assessment and may also include direct digital radiography and laboratory tests. Treatment can include medication, customised orthotics, physical therapy, casts and strappings to assist in correcting/healing deformities/fractures, or surgery.

Your feet do more than support you and help you move around. They can also be early indicators of serious medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Your Podiatrist will consult with/refer you to other health practitioners should it be necessary.

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