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What Is a Podiatrist?

Published March 5th, 2020 by Blogger

Physicians who treat foot conditions and disorders are referred to as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), also commonly known as podiatrists. Their role in the medical field can be vital in determining certain maladies in the body. This can be a result of symptoms that present themselves in the feet. There are several foot conditions that podiatrists are capable of treating. These can include structural deformities such as hammertoe and bunions, in addition to foot wounds, flat feet, and ingrown toenails. People who are interested in pursuing a career in podiatry must complete two years of residency following a bachelor's degree. The residency programs teach the interns medical and surgical procedures, in addition to training in foot surgery. If you are interested in pursuing a career in podiatry, it is strongly advised that you speak with a podiatrist who can help you to determine if this is the right field for you.

If you are dealing with pain in your feet and ankles, you may want to seek help from a podiatrist. Feel free to contact one of our podiatrists from Glendale Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine who diagnoses and treats conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Your podiatrist may specialize in a certain field such as sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care. Podiatrists have the ability to become board certified through training, clinical experience, and then taking an exam.

What Do Podiatrists Do?

On a daily basis, a podiatrist may perform the following activities:

  • Diagnose foot ailments such as ulcers, tumors, fractures, etc.
  • Use innovative methods to treat conditions
  • Use corrective orthotics, casts, and strappings to correct deformities
  • Correct walking patterns and balance
  • Provide individual consultations to patients

It is very important that you take care of your feet. It’s easy to take having healthy feet for granted, however foot problems tend to be among the most common health conditions. Podiatrists can help diagnose and treat a variety of feet related conditions, so it is crucial that you visit one if you need assistance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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