What conditions can a podiatrist treat?

Podiatrists are doctors specializing in foot and ankle health. There are many specific conditions a podiatrist can treat, but general categories include:

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  • Heel pain. Heels face tremendous amounts of pressure, so heel pain is common from conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and Sever’s disease.
  • Sports injuries. Foot and ankle injuries are always a risk in sports. We treat injuries like sprained ankles, turf toe, and fractures.
  • Toe deformities. Bunions, hammertoes, and claw and mallet toes will get worse over time unless treated.
  • Nail and skin conditions. There are various skin and toenail issues that can develop, including ingrown nails, fungal nail infections, and cracked skin.

There are, of course, many lower limb issues which do not fall into these categories, such as arthritic conditions, diabetic foot care, or neuropathy. However, the important thing to keep in mind is that if you are experiencing pain or difficulty in your lower limbs, Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida is the place to come. We can provide the treatment you need at any of our Florida locations: Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Tavares, or Orlando. Call us for more information at 407-339-7759. If you are calling from Lake County, dial 352-589-9550.