Podiatrists are healthcare specialists trained to care for foot and lower leg issues. They assist in easing foot pain, enhancing mobility, and offering care before and after foot surgery. They are also skilled in handling foot-related sports injuries and wounds affecting adults as well as children. They work in various healthcare environments, including private practice, clinics, and hospitals. Podiatrists are important to visit for children who are experiencing foot pain from conditions such as Sever’s disease, arthritis, and sports injuries. Additionally, skin issues including warts, calluses, and ingrown toenails can warrant a visit to the podiatrist. This type of doctor can also help with balance and walking issues, such as frequent tripping or unusual gait, in addition to advising on suitable footwear. If your child is experiencing foot issues, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who will collaborate with you and your child, devise a plan to address the problems, and help your child remain active and healthy.
If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Desiree Garzon, DPM from County Wide Foot, Ankle, & Wound Care. Our doctor 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.
A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:
- Physical therapy
- 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.
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