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What Do Podiatrists Do?

Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower limb disorders, diseases, and injuries. They are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions, from injuries such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, to diabetic foot ulcers, athlete’s foot and beyond. Podiatrists can also prescribe and design custom orthotics to help patients manage and recover from various injuries, ailments, and deformities. They can analyze your walking patterns, correct your gait, improve mobility and prevent foot pain. They can even aid in the management of systemic conditions that affect the lower limbs, such as diabetes, neuropathy, and poor circulation. If you have any foot or ankle problems, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist near you. 

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 podiatrists from Advanced Foot & Ankle 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 offices located in Texarkana and, Mount Pleasant, TX and Nashville, AR . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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