Frequently Asked Question
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all things foot and ankle. They manage foot and ankle problems both conservatively and surgically.
If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain in your feet or ankles. This includes problems with your nails, skin, joints, bones, tendons and ligaments. Your podiatrist is THE specialist when is comes to foot and ankle health.
Your doctor will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical exam of your foot & ankle. Your doctor may want to obtain X-rays or other appropriate diagnostic tests or labs to help further determine your diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is obtained, your doctor will discuss and recommend treatment that is suitable for you. The includes both non-surgical and surgical treatments depending on your diagnosis.
After a thorough physical examination and appropriate diagnostic testing, your doctor will make the determination if surgery is required. Many problems associated with your foot or ankle can be managed non-surgically.
In 95% of cases no referral is needed to see your foot & ankle specialist. If you do have a question about that please don’t hesitate to call our office and we will be happy to help you.