A podiatrist specializes in medical care of feet, ankles and lower legs. They have to have a doctorate of podiatric medicine degree from a college of podiatric medicine. In some cases, podiatrists are simply referred to as foot doctors, podiatric surgeons or foot and ankle surgeons. In order to earn their license and practice this type of medicine, podiatrists must pass the oral board examinations.
A podiatrist is considered the most qualified doctor for foot care. They can specialize in a number of different fields, including diabetic care, pediatrics (children), wound care, sports medicine and surgery. Due to the complex design of the foot, being propulsion engines, shock absorbers and all-in-one stabilizers, finding a doctor who understands the inner workings is essential to keeping your feet healthy.
Podiatrists are able to treat a number of different foot and ankle related issues, from simple problems such as in-grown nails, wart treatment, hammer toes, and bunions to more complex things such as ankle sprains/fractures, dislocations and congenital deformities. The podiatrists at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic have the training and experience to treat any common or unusual foot issue and ensure a patient receives custom care that helps expedite healing and comfort.
It is essential to take note of any new foot pain or other issues, such as difficulty walking, inability to remain balanced and growths or deformities of the foot. If care is not sought from a podiatrist in a timely manner it can result in more serious issues that will take much more to resolve.
For more information about services a podiatrist offers and the types of services we offer, contact Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic today at (425)482-6663.