One of the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country today are foot issues, which makes the role of a podiatrist an important one in today’s medicine.
Podiatrists are medical doctors who not only provide medical diagnoses and treatments of foot and ankle issues, such as corns, bunions, ingrown toenails, and broken bones, but they also treat conditions such as nerve-related issues and diabetic-related foot issues.
How A Podiatrist Can Help
There are some podiatrists that only specialize in certain types of conditions, or treatments. However, most podiatrists will perform or treat the following:
- Diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments and injuries, including: Bunions, Corns, Calluses, Cysts, Ulcers, Tumors, Ingrown Toenails, Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Bone Disorders, Deformities, Skin and Nail Diseases, Fractures
- Perform treatments and/or surgeries to correct foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.
- Consult with their patients on how to prevent or treat foot and ankle problems.
- Prescribe physical therapies and orthotic inserts in order to correct or rehabilitate foot and ankle issues.
- Perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and lab tests.
Whether you are suffering from foot and ankle ailments such as bunions, heel pain, hammertoes, ankle sprains, foot fractures, or any other infection or injury, Dr. Hyderi and the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois specialize in everything foot and ankle.
Contact us for more information or help with your foot and ankle issues today!