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Why See a Podiatrist?
Podiatric medical training provides a broad medical understanding of the body combined with specific skills related to feet which include surgery, biomechanics, orthotics, wound care, and general foot care. Podiatrists are one of the few professionals who approach foot care from a “whole body” medically based perspective. Podiatrists are the most qualified health care practitioners to diagnose a foot problem or foot problems that cause lower extremity pain.
Foot problems are generally easy to fix. They tend to be limited (usually) to a small anatomical area of the body. There are only so many things that can go wrong with feet. Of course, there are times when a foot problem is actually a blood flow problem or a neurological disorder or a systemic illness. But, the vast majority of foot problems the average podiatrist sees are just foot problems.
The variety of things that can go wrong is far more vast (and fascinating) than you could imagine. The simplest thing a podiatrist treats – a corn – for example could also be a wart; it could be a plugged sweat duct; it could be covering an ulceration (infected wound under the skin); it could be caused by improper shoes, bony prominences, excess foot pronation, chronic pain which causes a shifting of weight in the foot; it could be treated by a variety of options or it may never go away. If it is misdiagnosed as a wart and treated with liquid nitrogen repeatedly, it could leave you with a permanent scar, which is worse than a corn and a wart. Podiatrists are the most highly trained foot specialists. If you have a foot problem see an expert.
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