Healthy feet are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. When your feet are healthy, you don’t worry about saying yes to a long walk or a trip to the store. But when you are in pain, you start making choices about how to cut back and do less. If foot, ankle or lower leg pain has kept you from doing what you want, then it’s time to see a specialist.
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or foot & ankle surgeon. Podiatrists are highly trained physicians and surgeons who can diagnose and treat complex issues caused by injury, disease, or overuse. If you have had a recent foot or ankle injury, or if you have pain in your foot, ankle, or lower leg, then you should see a podiatrist.
Common problems include:
- Arch Pain
- Ankle Sprains
- Burning pain
- Diabetic complications & concerns
- Fractures of the foot,ankle, or lower leg
- Heel pain
- Sports Injuries
- Tendon & joint pain
Podiatrists use a wide range of therapies, assistive devices, and medical treatments to care for you. Your podiatrist is also trained in surgical procedures for issues that can’t be treated in the office.