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Why See a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a medical professional specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. These specialists undergo extensive training in podiatric medicine, encompassing various disciplines such as biomechanics, orthopedics, and surgery specific to the foot and ankle. People seek the expertise of podiatrists at different stages of life for several reasons. In childhood, podiatrists may be consulted for issues like flat feet, gait abnormalities, or congenital foot deformities. During adolescence and young adulthood, individuals might seek help for sports-related injuries, such as sprains, stress fractures, or ingrown toenails. In middle age and beyond, common concerns include conditions like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, or diabetic foot care. Additionally, seniors often rely on podiatrists for the management of age-related foot problems, such as bunions, corns, and calluses, as well as complications associated with circulatory issues or neuropathy. If you would like to ensure the health of your feet schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation. 

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Associates of Texas. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.

Podiatric Treatment

A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Drugs
  • Orthotic inserts or soles
  • Surgery on lower extremity fractures

A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Arlington Weatherford, Mineral Wells, and Farmers Branch, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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