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What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 00:00

A podiatrist is a medical doctor and expert in foot and ankle injuries and conditions. These include sports injuries, foot deformities, and toenail problems, among many others. A podiatrist can help with conditions, such as diabetic neuropathy, that result from underlying diseases or illnesses. Among the many areas that podiatrists are qualified to treat are musculoskeletal and gait problems that may be the result of congenital abnormalities or injuries. After a gait analysis, a podiatrist may prescribe an orthotic device to counteract the specific problems. For instance, a custom orthotic can correct arch pain caused by flat feet. Podiatrists also treat common foot problems, including ingrown toenails, calluses and corns, and fungal toenail infections. Podiatrists also can offer professional advice on proper footwear and ways to prevent injury among athletes. Please consult a podiatrist if you have problems with your feet. 

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. Charles Marchese from Manalapan Foot & Ankle. 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 our offices located in Manalapan, NJ, and Staten Island, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.


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