What Exactly Does A Podiatrist Do?
There’s a lot going on down there: your feet are made up of bones, muscles, nerves, and tendons that are very important to your mobility, independence and your general quality of life. This is why your feet need and deserve specialized care from a podiatrist.
A podiatrist — formally known as a doctor of podiatric medicine or DPM — has specialized training and expertise in treating the foot and ankle. A podiatrist has completed four years of podiatric medical school plus three to four more years of hospital-affiliated surgical residency training. In addition, at Triad Foot & Ankle Center, we have board-certified and qualified surgeons accredited by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery or the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, indicating proven advanced training and a high level of clinical experience.
What are some of the things you might consult a podiatrist for? Here’s a short and by no means complete list of the things your podiatrist can help you with:
- Plantar fasciitis (commonly referred to as heel pain)
- Ingrown toenails and general nail care
- Broken bones in your feet and ankles
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendon injuries and ruptures
- Arch pain
- Flat feet
- Custom orthotics
- Diabetic foot care
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Infections, including fungal infections such as athlete’s foot
- Plantar warts
- Wound care — everything from a blister that won’t heal to a deep cut
- Corns and calluses
… and more!
If you are ever experiencing pain or injuries related to your foot or ankle, you should call your podiatrist. Triad Foot & Ankle Center is a leading foot and ankle care provider both regionally and nationally and is one of the largest podiatric practice in North Carolina. Our team of highly trained and skilled medical and surgical foot specialists includes seven podiatric doctors with offices in Greensboro, Burlington, and Asheboro. Call 336-375-6990 or click here to request an appointment.
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