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What Podiatrists Do

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals specializing in diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions affecting the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. They provide comprehensive care for foot-related issues, including injuries, deformities, infections, and chronic conditions like diabetes. Podiatrists can help people of all ages, from children to the elderly, offering services such as routine foot care, orthotic prescriptions, wound care, and surgical interventions when necessary. Unlike medical doctors, MDs, who focus on the entire body, podiatrists, DPMs, focus exclusively on the lower extremities, allowing them to develop specialized expertise in foot and ankle care. Their training includes four years of podiatric medical school followed by residency programs, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to address a wide range of podiatric issues effectively. If you are experiencing foot pain, discomfort, or any abnormalities in foot structure or function, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a diagnosis and treatment.

If you are dealing with pain in your feet and ankles, you may want to seek help from a podiatrist. Feel free to contact Dr. John C. Lawlor from Florida. Our doctor 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 one of our our offices located in Cape Coral and LaBelle, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.


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