Many people across the country complain about their aching feet. However, is the pain due to being on your feet all day and not resting them? Or is the pain coming from some other source? While it may be considered normal to suffer from foot pain, it is not normal. Almost 75% of Americans suffer from some sort of foot pain during their lives. If you are currently suffering from foot pain, then it is time to seek care at a chiropractic clinic that also specializes in podiatry.
What Is Podiatry?
Podiatrists treat feet, ankles, and the lower extremities when it comes to joint, bone, and muscle disorders. They educate their patients concerning foot care techniques and treatments that are necessary to prevent future feet problems. They are doctors of podiatric medicine and are licensed to provide health care, treat and diagnose foot ailments that have occurred due to injury, disease, and deformity, and treat other foot conditions.
What Conditions Do Podiatrists Treat?
- Foot Problems Due to Diabetes, AIDS, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Arthritis
- Nail and Skin Disorders
- Congenital and Acquired Foot Deformities
- Injuries to Bones, Soft Tissue, and Tendons
- Fungal and Bacterial Infections
- Cancerous and Benign Tumors
Understand the Type of Treatments and Services You Can Expect
While diagnosing and evaluating a foot problem, a podiatrist will perform an in-office examination by running tests such as blood studies and x-rays. Some tests, such as different types of scans, may be ordered and performed outside of their office. Once the results have been reviewed, a diagnosis will be explained and treatments planned so that your foot pain can be eliminated. You do not have to suffer from ankle and foot injuries that would otherwise trip you up. Patients can even regain speed and mobility once leg, ankle, and foot problems are diagnosed and taken care of. When you turn to the experts, you are taking action against foot pain and can even continue with preventative measures that protect you against further injuries in the future. This can include surgical and non-surgical treatments. Our entire staff will work as a team to provide treatments that keep you healthy and strong. Contact Sports Injury Centers to make an appointment to see one of our podiatrists that can assist you in taking care of your feet.