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Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

by Yenny (SU)
When you have a problem with your foot or ankle that needs medical attention, where do you go – to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? And does it make a difference?

Why Diabetic Patients Need to See their Podiatrist

Why Diabetic Patients Need to See their Podiatrist

by Stephanie Meadows
Taking proper care of your feet is one of the most important precautionary steps people with diabetes can do for their long-term health. That’s why primary care physicians will often recommend patients who have diabetes to visit a podiatrist regularly. If you’re wondering what the correlation between diabetes and foot care is, we can help to understand the connection.

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

by Stephanie Meadows
A podiatrist is a licensed health care professional who specializes in the care of feet, ankle and legs. A podiatrist is also a fully trained foot surgeon with a medical designation of DPM (doctor of podiatric medicine) instead of an MD (medical doctor). A licensed podiatrist can diagnose and treat medical conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Some PDM’s focus on one areas of care, such as diabetic complications that affect the foot. If you visit a podiatrist, here are some questions you might want to ask. Tags: podiatry, podiatrist, foot care, diabetic foot care, foot surgery, ankle care, ankle surgery, painful feet, bunion

What can Your Podiatrist Do for You?

What can Your Podiatrist Do for You?

by Stephanie Meadows
One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in our feet. In other words, the foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, with more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Our feet have many benefits, as they support our weight, act as a shock absorber, serve as a lever to allow our legs to move forward, and help us maintain our balance.