American Foot Care Center strongly believes that well-informed patients are much better able to make wise decisions about their overall health and wellbeing. This is why we have included an entire section on this site covering the entire range of topics related to pediatric and podiatry treatments and diagnostics. What we have accomplished here is to have a central hub from which you can gain information about foot health, from simple foot care information, through advanced podiatric treatments such as plantar fasciitis, arch support, heel lift, plantar fascia exercises and splints, down the medical aspects of foot biomechanics, through nutrition advice.
The primary goal of a podiatrist is to diagnose, treat and prevent foot problems through a variety of medical techniques. A podiatrist can perform various types of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. There are many varieties of surgical techniques including arthroscopic surgery, orthopedic surgery, microsurgery, laminectomy, surgery for various fractures of the foot. A podiatrist can also perform certain kinds of therapies such as arthrocentesis, laser therapy, cortisone injections, orthotics, splints, orthotic inserts and inversion therapy among others. These days, podiatrists are highly qualified and trained to perform many of these treatments thus providing quality care. They are highly qualified practitioners who have obtained a formal degree in podiatry from accredited schools of Podiatry.
Our podiatry staff has a very strong commitment to provide the best possible care for all our patients. For example, diabetic foot care center provides a very comprehensive range of specialty services to cater for the needs of our diabetic patients. We treat all kinds of foot pain and foot ailments with the same level of caring and respect as our other patients. It is very important that we understand each patient’s unique situation so that we can provide the most effective service.
When you search for podiatric services on the internet, you may come across “diabetic foot care,” or “foot pain and fractures.” This just shows how popular podiatry is becoming. If you do a Google review, you will see that there are many other pediatric clinics that offer a variety of services for people with foot problems. A podiatric doctor with diabetes is definitely one of the highest rated doctors in his or her field.
One interesting study shows that when a person has an ingrown toenail at the tip of their heel, it is almost impossible to get rid of the nail. The podiatrist’s main goal is to keep the pressure off the foot and to correct the problem by realigning the toe. If the podiatrist removes the nail, it is possible to treat the pain and properly treat the heel itself.
I know what you are thinking: Why would I want to go to a podiatrist to treat my ingrown toenails when I can go to the drug store and purchase some medication to solve the problem? This is where many people are confused about what they are actually paying for in their doctor’s office. The reason that podiatrists perform surgeries is because they have more training for that type of operation than the average family practitioner or even dentist. People with diabetes may need diabetic foot care as well. If you are experiencing foot pain and difficulty walking, do yourself a favor and let your doctor help.