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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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What do podiatrists do?

What do podiatrists do?

Foot & ankle: Podiatrists are physicians who train and specialize in the medical & surgical treatment of the foot & ankle. ...Read more

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What's a podiatrist known for?

What's a podiatrist known for?

Foot/ankle care: Podiatrist are well trained in foot and ankle care. Podiatrist treat all aspects of foot and ankle deformity, injury or any other concerns. Visit apma.Org or foothealthfacts.Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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How do podiatrists and choropodists differ?

How do podiatrists and choropodists differ?

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

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How do I find a good podiatrist who is certified?

How do I find a good podiatrist who is certified?

Web search: Try: www.Apma.Org, or www.Acfas.Org contact them and ask them about their certification status. ...Read more

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What will the podiatrist be like on a first consult?

What will the podiatrist be like on a first consult?

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

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Can you tell me how I could handle going to the podiatrist?

Can you tell me how I could handle going to the podiatrist?

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

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Do i go to a Podiatrist, when I have diabetes?

Do i go to a Podiatrist, when I have diabetes?

Yes: A foot specialist will check over your feet every 6 months for callus care and nail care as Diabetics should not be trimming their own nails on account of decreased feeling. ...Read more

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How does a podiatrist help people with diabetes?

How does a podiatrist help people with diabetes?

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

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Do you know are podiatrists real medical doctors?

Do you know are podiatrists real medical doctors?

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

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What to expect for a first time visit to a podiatrist?

Hopefully, : A diagnosis for a foot ailment you present with possible treatment plan and an explanation of your problem. ...Read more

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Can a chiropodist provide anything a podiatrist cannot ?

Can a chiropodist provide anything a podiatrist cannot ?

No: A chiropodist is an old term used to describe one who treats corn, callus and nail problems. A podiatrist is a physician of the foot and ankle and can diagnose and treat all ailments pertaining to this. ...Read more

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For podiatrists, what do you find most enjoyable about your profession?

Diversity: Podiatrist treat patients in any age group. Treatment includes dermatologic, orthopedic, neurologic, and vascular conditions. Option include conservative and surgical management. ...Read more

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To podiatrists: how many times do you see asymmetrical gait in patients?

To podiatrists: how many times do you see asymmetrical gait in patients?

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

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Could you give me reasons on how podiatrist/chiropodist help people in the society?

Could you give me reasons on how podiatrist/chiropodist help people in the society?

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

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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?

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