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A Typical Day for a Podiatrist

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 00:00

Podiatrists are doctors that are foot specialists, meaning that they are well versed in diagnosing and treating afflictions of the human foot. Although one day can look different from another for a podiatrist, there are certain tasks that podiatrists might perform every day. For example, a podiatrist might perform a surgical procedure to address problems like ingrown nails, bunions, corns, and so much more. On a typical day, a podiatrist might also provide advice to a patient about foot care techniques that they can incorporate into their daily lives. Podiatrists also spend a portion of their workdays performing diagnoses for patients. These diagnoses can be performed by examining a patient’s medical history or by obtaining imaging tests like X-rays. If you have a foot condition or questions about the health of your feet, reach out to a podiatrist today.

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Dr. Mark Spier from Maryland. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Columbia and Reisterstown, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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