Footloose and Pain-Free: 10 Essential Facts About Podiatry

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Apr 24, 2023


  1. Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot and ankle conditions.
  2. Podiatrists are medical professionals trained to diagnose and treat various foot and ankle conditions, including injuries, infections, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
  3. Podiatrists can care for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and athlete's foot.
  4. Podiatrists can also provide preventive care and advice on how to keep your feet healthy, such as the appropriate shoe gear, foot exercises to perform at home, and other foot care tips.
  5. Podiatrists can also help with custom-made shoes, orthotics, and other devices that redistribute pressure on the feet, helping to prevent injuries and improve overall comfort.
  6. Podiatrists can perform surgeries in case necessary
  7. Podiatrists can also detect and monitor chronic conditions, such as diabetes, that first manifest in the feet
  8. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist can help identify potential issues early, preventing them from becoming more serious.
  9. It's important to see a podiatrist if you're experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles or have a chronic condition.
  10. Podiatry is an important aspect of overall health and well-being, as the health of your feet is closely linked to the health of your body.

If you're experiencing pain or discomfort or are worried about foot and ankle conditions, make an appointment with one of our experienced providers, like Dr. Scott Glassburn, a Podiatrist working out of Tidewater Orthopaedics' Hampton and Williamsburg offices. Click here to make your appointment, or call our office at (757) 827-2480.

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