Years ago a chiropodist would only treat the foot, corns, and calluses. Today, a podiatrist, or a foot specialist, treats a wide array of foot and ankle problems.
Commonly seen in a foot doctor’s office are ingrown toenails, heel and ankle pain, ankle sprains, fractures, and wounds. Surgery of the foot and/or ankle is also provided by a foot doctor. Surgically we treat an assortment of foot ailments, including bunions, ingrown nails, fungal nails, heel surgery, impinged nerve surgery, which is also known as a neuroma, hammertoe surgery, and bone spur removal.
We can treat a variety of fractures in the foot with either below knee casting, surgical shoes, or below the knee walkers. There are times when fractures of the foot need fixation through means of screws or pins. Other forms of treatments are prescribing medication, whether it’s antibiotics, antifungal medications, and medications after surgery.
Podiatry is not just about cutting toenails, there are so many other problems that we can treat to get you back on your feet in no time at all.