What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Podiatrists are highly skilled physicians and surgeons that are experts in the feet, ankles, and related structures of the legs. They treat patients with all kinds of pain, discomfort, and reduced mobility in these areas including: general foot and ankle conditions, sports injuries, broken or sprained bones, heel pain, biomechanical irregularities, reconstructive surgery, and serious medical complications due to diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and neurological diseases. Podiatrists may utilize the latest technologies such as digital imaging/ultrasound/gait analysis, laser and shockwave therapies, platelet-rich plasma injections, as well as custom orthotics and surgical interventions (when necessary). Their goal is to reduce their patient’s pain, restore mobility and balance, and get them back to their normal activities as soon and as safely as possible.

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. Kennedy Legel from Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. 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 office located in Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.


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