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How a Podiatrist Can Help You

Your feet contain one-fourth of the bones in the body, as well as a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It's not uncommon for one or several of these components to be in pain. If you are physically active, the chances of incurring a foot injury or other condition are even higher. It is sometimes necessary to seek medical help from a podiatrist with foot, toe, or ankle pain. Beyond just examining your feet, a podiatrist conducts a thorough assessment of your gait to understand how foot issues might be affecting other parts of your body. With expertise in foot and lower limb structure and movement, a podiatrist can diagnose foot conditions, identify underlying health issues, such as diabetes or arthritis, and tailor treatment plans accordingly. If you're experiencing foot pain, skin or nail abnormalities, foot injuries, or broader health concerns like diabetes, it may be time to visit a podiatrist. Your feet deserve the best care possible. It is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist today to address any foot pain or other related concerns you may have.

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 doctors from Andrea Hyperbaric Wound Care & Podiatry Center. 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 our office located in Astoria, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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