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Podiatrist Vs Orthopedic Foot Surgeon
I may have tendonitis and/or tenosynovitis in both feet. Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist? I've seen both without any luck.
Tendonitis: Both podiatrists and orthopedics are capable of treating this issue. And, tendonitis or tenosynovitis are not necessarily, easy to treat. It may take a while to resolve the pain.....And, it could require surgery. Get an mri.....And work diligently with your physician... Remember, a doctor is like a coach...He can tell you to shoot free throws, to improve ....But, it is up to you to shoot them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon w a foot & ankle fellowship & a podiatrist & which is better for ankle alignment issue?
That all depends on: Who you ask. You didn't state the podiatrists credentials. Hence, even as a podiatrist i'd give the nod to the orthopedist with the fellowship training in foot and ankle. If the podiatrist completed a rearfoot certified program or the likes they would be on equal footing.....(no pun intended.). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
On average...: A podiatrist has been specializing in feet and ankles all their time in training (mandatory 3 years of residency as well), while the orthopedic surgeon becomes a specialist in the foot and ankle after completing the fellowship after their general orthopedic residency. Podiatrists deal with all aspects of the foot and ankle disease and prevention: from skin problems to reconstructive surgery... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pt, podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, which is better to getproper treatment for flat feet in a child who is having pain in top of feet, knees, and ankles?
Options?: Please miter that various specialists have training and expertise with these issues. All can be good and you need to find out if the specialist is respected in the community. Please also note that an orthopedic surgeon who is a foot and ankle specialist has the most years of training. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Qualifications: Podiatrists are trained to perform surgery of the foot and ankle. But, some may elect not to do surgery, some may perform only foot surgery, and others may do foot and ankle surgery. When making an appointment, ask the staff, or visit the doctor's website, if available. Regards, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I went to the podiatrist for x-rays and new orthotics or to an orthopedic surgeon which could involve an MRI and possible surgery?
What doctor do I see for horizontal ridges exclusive to big toe on my left foot? Visited PCP, vascular surgeon, podiatrist and none seem to care.
Dermatologist ?: Nail condition are commonly seen by Dermatologists. ...Read more
Who (orthopedic surgeons or podiatrist) does vascularized bone grafts for osteonecrosis of the talus-in denver, chicago, st. Louis or kansas areas?
Ankle Specialist: I would check with the medical schools in each of the cities. Chicago and st. Louis have multiple medical schools. In the orthopedic department look for the doctor listed as foot and ankle. This at least means that he or she is fellowship trained ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Podiatrists: Podiatrists concentrate on all aspects of foot and ankle problems. Will be able to offer a full range of treatments from conservative to surgery, based on their training. Few orthopedist concentrate on just foot and ankle problems and those that have special training in that area are mainly limited to just surgical options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 17 month old started walking 3 weeks ago. It seems his left foot is turned in a bit. Do I take him to a pediatric orthopedic or a podiatrist?
Start with his ped: Many of these self correct after they have been up & moving for a while. I would see his pediatrician to see if he falls into the simple group. If he doesn't they will know who handles this in your local. I've seen both specialties do good work when needed. ...Read more
Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?
Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hard pressure on my feet, feet&leg hurt which doctor (chiropractor, physical therapist, podiatrist, orthopedic, or acupunpuncturist or?)should i see
Any one of the Docs: would do, so as to be properly evaluated and Diagnosed and treatment started. Good Luck. ...Read more
Podiatrist diagnosed 5th metatarsal stress fracture near toe even though it's not on x ray. Pain & swelling when walking and swimming. Could it be tendonitis instead? Can foot heal without an orthopedic shoe, which feels worse than sneaker?
I'm having spur removal surgery in my ankle. The podiatrist-surgeon told me that he will inject steroids too. What would be the reason for it? Thanks.
Big toe broken.One doc (podiatrist) says it's not displaced, the other (sports med surgeon) it is slightly. They agree in no surgery by now. Agree?
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