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Doctor insights on: Podiatrist Vs Orthopedic Foot Surgeon

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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.

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 more

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What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon w a foot & ankle fellowship & a podiatrist & which is better for ankle alignment issue?

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 more

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How is a podiatrist and a orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot & ankle surgery different?

How is a podiatrist and a orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot & ankle surgery different?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Please help! What is the difference between a podiatrist and a foot and ankle surgeon?

Please help! What is the difference between a podiatrist and a foot and ankle surgeon?

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.
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Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for cheilectomy?

Podiatrist: Surgical podiatrists generally do a higher volume of these surgeries and therefore have more experience. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a podiatrist?

What's the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a podiatrist?

Several: An orthopedist is an md who has done a residency in orthopedics.

A podiatrist is not an md but a dpm, after college has attended 4 years of podiatry school and then done a residency for 1-4 years. ...Read more

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I went to the podiatrist for x-rays and new orthotics or to an orthopedic surgeon which could involve an MRI and possible surgery?

I went to the podiatrist for x-rays and new orthotics or to an orthopedic surgeon which could involve an MRI and possible surgery?

Heel Pain?: It depends on the problem you have. Would you be willing to describe your symptoms so that I can better assist you. If it is heel pain, then probably orthotics should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Who (orthopedic surgeons or podiatrist) does vascularized bone grafts for osteonecrosis of the talus-in denver, chicago, st. Louis or kansas areas?

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 more

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Foot and ankle orthopedic vs podiatrist, which should I go to?

Foot and ankle orthopedic vs podiatrist, which should I go to?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

A lot depends...: On where the break is at. If it is not into a joint, there should be little worry about displacement or not, based in the information you gave from two other doctors. No surgery now! ...Read more

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Should I see an orthopedist or podiatrist for a foot injury?

Should I see an orthopedist or podiatrist for a foot injury?

Either: Both are trained to treat foot injuries,
although the podiatrist only treats the foot and ankle. ...Read more

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What are the conditions to see an ankle/foot orthopedist or a podiatrist. Are there treatment options the orthopedist is not aware of?

What are the conditions to see an ankle/foot orthopedist or a podiatrist. Are there treatment options the orthopedist is not aware of?

Complex anatomy: The ankles and feet are complex structures. Some orthopedic surgeons will treat fractures of the area, but most refer to podiatry, as they are specially trained in this area for all disorders.. ...Read more

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I'm having ankle pain and no injury. My foot is turning when I walk and I'm walking on side of foot. Do I see a gp, orthopedist, or podiatrist.

I'm having ankle pain and no injury. My foot is turning when I walk and I'm walking on side of foot. Do I see a gp, orthopedist, or podiatrist.

Ankle Pain: Sorry to hear that. Depending on insurance, you'll have to check whether you need a referral to see a specialist. Seeing your general practitioner/pcp/primary is always a good place to start. They will then help you determine whether to see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Good luck, I hope this helped. ...Read more

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I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

Try and See.: I would love to see if your other heel would show "cysts" also. I'm not sure if the orthotics and/or orthopedic shoes are going to help, but, give them a try and see. "Bruising up" implies damaging of blood vessels and subsequent leaking of blood into the tissue area. The Achilles tendon, like most tendons, does not have a great blood supply. What is causing the bruising? ...Read more

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Should I see a podiatrist or an orthopedist for a fractured heel?

Should I see a podiatrist or an orthopedist for a fractured heel?

Depends: Both a podiatrist or orthopedist can treat heel fractures. Having said that, not all podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons are specialists in foot trauma. Try to find a physician that specializes in foot/ankle trauma. Your search may lead you to podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I twisted ankle outward stepping off curb. Xray revealed strain, got brace. Should see see orthopedist or podiatrist?

It is up to you: The treatment principles are the same. You want to find someone with whom you can establish a good rapport and feel confident with. Seek recommendations from family and friends that you trust. ...Read more

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Leg resting compartment pressure a=40 (start 115), l =48 (start 118). Medial comp of foot at 41 (start 125). Foot surgeon foot cs too, but os says no?

Leg resting compartment pressure a=40 (start 115), l =48 (start 118). Medial comp of foot at 41 (start 125). Foot surgeon foot cs too, but os says no?

Likely: Literature says either an absolute pressure of 30 or greater or a relative value of 30 less than your diastolic blood pressure indicates excessive compartment pressure needing treatment. You don't mention what symptoms you are having. They are important for diagnosis too. ...Read more