Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases, disorders, and injuries to the ankles, feet, and other related areas. A podiatrist is a certified doctor. An experienced podiatrist can assess your needs, and diagnose and treat any medical conditions related to the feet and ankles. Patients who experience issues such as injuries to the feet and ankles, fungal infections, or diabetes-related complications should visit a board-certified podiatrist.
Sometimes, a podiatrist is referred to as a chiropodist, which is a more formal name for the occupation. A podiatrist has completed training in podiatric medical school and may have undergone specialized training that focuses on a specific area. In all cases, a podiatrist’s training is designed to focus on all systems and structures related to the foot, ankles, and lower limbs which is not limited to the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and skin.
Visit your trusted team of doctors and podiatrists in Newtown, PA at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists in Newtown, PA. Our team can work with you to help keep your feet and ankles in optimal health.
When Should I See a Podiatrist?
As noted, a podiatrist handles all issues relating to the foot, ankles, and lower limbs. This means they are trained to handle a wide range of general foot concerns and offer podiatry services for patients of all ages. For instance, a podiatrist can address a range of issues, including ingrown toenails, warts, bunions, corns, calluses, and foot and ankle pain. In addition, a podiatrist can also diagnose and treat fractures, sprains, and injury to the ankle, foot, and heel.
Patients may visit a podiatrist for the following reasons:
- Get fitted for custom orthotic
- Seeking diagnosis for fractures, sprains, tumors, development deformities and infection and disease of the skin and nails
- Treatment for corn, calluses, bunions, infection, ingrown nails, and bone disorders
- Work in coordination with a primary care physician to build a comprehensive treatment plan for foot and ankle related issues
Be sure to visit a podiatrist if you have foot or ankle pain that does not resolve itself. The foot is made up of a number of joints, ligaments muscles, and tendons, and when one is out of balance, it can affect your ability to stand, walk, or run. A podiatrist can assess any damage to your foot and recommend the best solution for you.
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms in the foot or ankle, please contact our Newtown, PA podiatry office:
- Hard, callused skin
- Discolored toenails
- Stong foot smell
- Tingling or numbness
- Pain in the lower legs when walking or admitting pressure
- Cracked or damaged skin
At Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will assess your symptoms and recommend the best treatment options for you. Our goal is to help our patients find the relief they need and get them one step closer to optimal health.
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Our team at Newtown Foot and Ankles Specialists offers full-service podiatry services in Newtown, PA. We are committed to providing the highest level of care and customer service to those in need. If you would like to explore our services, or you are searching for an experienced podiatrist in Newtown, PA, call 215.234.3772 for more information, or request an appointment online anytime.