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Chiropodist Vs Podiatrist
Podiatrist: Chiropodist is a term than has not been used in the us for over 50 years. We do a great deal of good helping patients with a myriad of foot and ankle problems whether they be surgical or non surgical means. We have significant training and we are an integral part of wound care teams as well as the medical community. ...Read more
Training: You need to find out if the provider is surgically trained and board certified. In some countries chiropodists are surgeons but this term has gone by the wayside in the us and most are more appropriately called podiatrists or podiatric surgeons. ...Read more
Get it out: It can be pretty simple and painless if it hasn't been there too long. Don't fear the treatment. Once it's removed you will feel better and can resume all activities :) ...Read more
Depends: First, Chiropodist is an outdated term and we are called Podiatrists. The extent of ingrown nail removal depends on how bad it is and if infection is present. ...Read more
It depends...: Some ingrown toenail removal procedures are performed without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. Your physician may use a cold spray to minimize the discomfort from the injection. The discomfort experienced from the injection will depend on your pain tolerance and the presence and severity of the infection if present. Following the injection, the procedure should be painless. ...Read more
What are the differences between chiropracters, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists?
Different w overlap: Chiropodists are foot and ankle technicians, while podiatrists are foot and ankle physicians. Chiropractors are more into whole body functioning with body adjustments and manipulations, with no surgery nor prescription medication. Psyiotherapists are another term for physical therapists who rehab injuries. Osteopaths have become similar to MDs and are physicians that have manipulation expertis ...Read more
Yes many: As with any physician there are those that do not pass these or may choose not to maintain certification; but, hospitals/facilities and even insurers almost always require it. Ask your physician if they are board certified. The two major boards that podiatric physicians sit for are: american board of podiatric surgery and american board of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. ...Read more
Foot care/education: Feet are commonly affected by diabetes. Most times neuropathy with diabetes show up in the feet first. Podiatric physicians, at times, are the first to find signs of diabetes in an undiagnosed patient through a good foot exam. Good, regular foot evaluations are a must for diabetics. "an ounce of prevention....." dr l. ...Read more
Specialist: A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care. ...Read more
Hopefully,: A diagnosis for a foot ailment you present with possible treatment plan and an explanation of your problem. ...Read more
Diversity: Podiatrist treat patients in any age group. Treatment includes dermatologic, orthopedic, neurologic, and vascular conditions. Option include conservative and surgical management. ...Read more
All the time: With your past medical history, it may be common to see abnormal gait patterns due to chronic back injury/ pain. Collapsed arches or flat feet can contribute to instability generally. ...Read more
Used corn plaster. Corn softened. Skin around it peeled off. Podiatrist said now need to wait for 2 weeks before corn can be removed. Is she right?
Not Smart.: I am not quite sure just what is meant by, "removing corn". It seems as though the plaster may have inflamed the tissue and it might be better to wait before you have the toe cut on. Generally, without removing the cause of the corn, ie. Underlying bone, fooling with the skin just makes the tissue respond by the corn growing back faster. I guess it all depends on solving the problem or not. ...Read more
I have plantar fasciitis and I don't know out if consulting a podiatrist or home remedies for which to go?
See a podiatrist: Clinical examination and symptoms can typically lead the doc to the diagnosis, but an x-ray is the first definitive test to differentiate the two conditions. However, stress fractures don't always show up within the first 2-3 weeks of injury, so subsequent follow-up x-rays may be ordered. By the way, you can have both simultaneously. Get checked. Don't try to do it alone... ...Read more
No longer exist: There is no chiropodists. Podiatrist are surgical trained in foot and ankle surgery. We have 3 years of residency focused on foot and ankle issues and many other medical conditions. ...Read more
Lower Extremity Exam: Your visit includes typically asking you about your chief complaint, getting a good medical history, a thorough lower extremity examination by the doctor including a check of circulation, skin, nerves, joints, muscles, and gait as well as a shoe evaluation. It may include x-rays. After evaluating all, a treatment plan is reviewed and options given to you to help resolve your problem. ...Read more
Don't worry: Most times any treatment is not painful. People come in my office fearful all the time and are pleasantly surprised at how much I make them feel better without hurting. It's why I love what I do ...Read more
Depends on what: But most visits aren't painful and you will feel better after ...Read more
Read below: Just as any other physician. We write prescriptions and have to be able to calculate dosing. A lot of measurements are made with ulcers, etc. That require math skills along with other formula calculations as any other physician. Don't forget, we need to be able to count to 10 for the number of toes. ...Read more