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How Podiatrists Can Help You

Tuesday, 12 December 2023 00:00

In our daily lives, there are habits that can harm our foot health, and podiatrists can provide advice to help us break them. Examples of that are provided here. Attempting DIY ingrown toenail removal with non-sterile tools can lead to infections. Believing our shoe size remains constant is a misconception. Periodic foot measurements and trying different brands can help find the best fit. Wearing flats as daily footwear may lack cushioning for shock absorption, causing heel pain or metatarsalgia. Walking barefoot on surfaces like hardwood floors can lead to issues. Worn-out shoes affect body alignment and should be replaced when they show wear. Protect your feet in locker rooms with flip-flops. Running without socks increases the risk of blisters and infections. Using running shoes for different sports can cause injury, and appropriate gear for specific sports should be invested in. Most importantly, if you have foot injuries, infections, or seek appropriate footwear recommendations tailored to your specific foot shape and function, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can help with all foot and ankle-related issues.

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Glenn Davison, DPM from Advanced Podiatry. 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 our offices located in Union, NJ and New York . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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