Podiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot and ankle. They are expert surgeons who often utilize the latest laparoscopic techniques to correct bunions, hammertoes, and perform other foot reconstructions. Many new treatments and choices are available for treating tendinitis, soft tissue injuries, and joint pain.

Diabetes can trigger peripheral vascular disease and result in painful nerve damage called neuropathy. Foot ulcers can often develop as well. Podiatrists can prescribe and fit therapeutic shoes with diabetic inner soles fitted specifically for each patient’s needs. Regular foot exams and trimming of nails and calluses help avoid complications.

Foot problems should never be neglected since they can quickly impact quality of life and overall health.


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