The practice of medicine pertaining to the ankles, feet or other related leg structures is referred to as podiatry. A podiatrist aids in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of any ailment related to problems below a person’s knee. Often simply referred to as a foot doctor, podiatrists have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM) and often provide surgical services, in addition to regular office visits and procedures. A podiatrist is the most qualified doctor to care for a person’s feet, and they can recommend a number of treatments, ranging from pills and creams to physical therapy, surgery, orthopedic inserts and more.
Even when a person’s feet are in overall good condition, they may find they need the services of a podiatrist. A podiatrist can ensure you are wearing the right shoes, provide treatment and relief for a range of foot conditions, and evaluate the overall health of your ankles, feet or lower structure of the legs.
There are a number of reasons people may opt to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. Some of the reasons to actually see a podiatrist may include: corns, heel pain, toenail care or issues, trauma or pain, bunions, diabetic foot care, warts, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, deformities of the feet, and other conditions. For those who have questions about when to see a podiatrist, contact our office today.
New Patients, Dr. Burleigh
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New Patients, Dr. Hamblin
Dr. Hamblin is very concerned about your care after your visit. We have compiled this list of post-operative care directives, and other information that will be of help to you after your visit.
If you have questions about caring for your foot or toe after having a procedure done, please select the appropriate instructions below.
Warts are skin growths caused by viruses. They can grow on any part of the body. Your hands and feet are highly susceptible as they come in contact with many surfaces on a regular basis. Warts can remain the same size, grow and spread or disappear entirely. A podiatrist can help determine the best treatment plan based on location, size and appearance of a wart.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue on the bottom of the foot. There are many different treatment options for plantar fasciitis including stretching, supports, injections, etc. Here is a list of these options and instructions for stretches/exercises that are recommended to help with this.
Diabetic Foot Facts and Care Guidelines
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet-even a small cut could have serious consequences. To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or leg, be sure to follow these guidelines.
- Foot & Ankle Pain
- Foot & Ankle Trauma
- Foot Care
- Foot Deformities
- Heel Pain
- Podiatric Surgery
- Toenail Care
- Toenail Removal