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How a Podiatrist Can Help You

Your feet contain one-fourth of the bones in the body, as well as a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It's not uncommon for one or several of these components to be in pain. If you are physically active, the chances of incurring a foot injury or other condition are even higher. It is sometimes necessary to seek medical help from a podiatrist with foot, toe, or ankle pain. Beyond just examining your feet, a podiatrist conducts a thorough assessment of your gait to understand how foot issues might be affecting other parts of your body. With expertise in foot and lower limb structure and movement, a podiatrist can diagnose foot conditions, identify underlying health issues, such as diabetes or arthritis, and tailor treatment plans accordingly. If you're experiencing foot pain, skin or nail abnormalities, foot injuries, or broader health concerns like diabetes, it may be time to visit a podiatrist. Your feet deserve the best care possible. It is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist today to address any foot pain or other related concerns you may have.

If you are dealing with pain in your feet and ankles, you may want to seek help from a podiatrist. Feel free to contact one of our podiatrists from The Sun Healthcare & Surgery Group. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine who diagnoses and treats conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Your podiatrist may specialize in a certain field such as sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care. Podiatrists have the ability to become board certified through training, clinical experience, and then taking an exam.

What Do Podiatrists Do?

On a daily basis, a podiatrist may perform the following activities:

  • Diagnose foot ailments such as ulcers, tumors, fractures, etc.
  • Use innovative methods to treat conditions
  • Use corrective orthotics, casts, and strappings to correct deformities
  • Correct walking patterns and balance
  • Provide individual consultations to patients

It is very important that you take care of your feet. It’s easy to take having healthy feet for granted, however foot problems tend to be among the most common health conditions. Podiatrists can help diagnose and treat a variety of feet related conditions, so it is crucial that you visit one if you need assistance.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Antioch, and Martinez, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.


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