Do podiatrists treat young patients?
Podiatrists treat people of all ages - ranging from infants to seniors.
What are typical foot and ankle conditions and disorders treated by podiatrists?
Typical foot and ankle conditions and disorders treated by podiatrists include general nail and skin care, topical fungus infections of the skin (e.g., athlete's foot and ringworm), fungal infections of the nail and nail bed, dry and cracked skin on the heels and feet, muscle and joint pain in the feet, broken bones, sprains, warts, ingrown toenails, infections, bunions, hammertoes and foot conditions caused by diabetes. During office visits, many podiatrists dispense to their patients skin and nail care products thought to be effective in the treatment of such conditions. Tripod Labs™ products are carried and recommended by many podiatrists in their private practices.
When should I see a podiatrist?
You should visit a podiatrist in order to prevent, treat, or maintain treatment for any type of foot or ankle problem.
What kind of podiatrist should I see?
Although most podiatrists treat all types of foot and ankle conditions, some specialize in surgery, general medicine, sports injuries, or foot disorders related to diabetes.
What does it mean if a podiatrist is "board-certified"?
Most podiatrists obtain board certification in at least one area of specialization, which means they have completed post-graduate academic and/or practical training and passed examinations in such specialty. Podiatrists can obtain board certification in specialties such as foot and ankle surgery, orthopedics, and primary podiatric medicine. If a podiatrist will be treating you for a specific foot or ankle condition, you can ask if he or she is board certified in the treatment of such condition.