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Why Should I Visit a Podiatrist?

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 00:00

It is very common and beneficial for families to see a doctor for annual checkups on a regular basis, and by extension, it may be a good idea to schedule regular visits with a podiatrist to check on your foot health. Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in the care of your lower limbs and feet. Among the conditions they treat are ingrown toenails, heel and arch pain, skin problems, balance issues, foot and ankle sprains, and fungal infections. It is particularly important to see a podiatrist on a regular basis if you have arthritis or diabetes, which can result in serious foot problems, such as foot ulcers, poor circulation, or neuropathy. A podiatrist can also help with structural foot conditions, such as bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet, and can make custom orthotics for you to help with heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis, and other painful conditions, like Morton’s neuroma. When you experience any new or chronic foot ailments, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact one of our podiatrists from New Tampa Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.

Podiatric Treatment

A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Drugs
  • Orthotic inserts or soles
  • Surgery on lower extremity fractures

A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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