Why should I see a podiatrist over a regular MD?
The goal of the podiatry profession is keeping America on its feet. As we grow older, we accept the fact that our teeth wear out, our eyesight diminishes, and our hearing weakens, but somehow we expect our feet to keep on going.
Your feet are the foundation of your body and must last a lifetime. Our goal is to correct your foot problems whenever possible, rather than temporarily relieving your symptoms.
On your first visit, every effort will be made to relieve any acute discomfort you may have.
The podiatric physician is concerned with your total well being. An acute symptom may be the body’s signal of a more serious problem. In treating the foot, like any other part of the body, if the underlying cause can be found and corrected, many chronic conditions can be helped. Therefore, it is to your advantage to allow us the opportunity of making a thorough examination of your feet and lower legs, including x-rays and lab work if needed, and to give us a complete medical history.
Painful problems such as hammer toes, corns, bunions, fractures, infections, calluses, sprains, ingrowing nails, tumors, fungus, and other skin disorders of both children and adults are treated daily by podiatrists.
Modern podiatric techniques have largely eliminated the need to suffer with chronic foot pain. Under most circumstances, these problems can be controlled or corrected once and for all, eliminating the need to seek temporary relief month after month, year after year.
Diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are often first detected in the mirror of your foot. This emphasizes the importance of a periodic thorough examination of your feet.
As foot specialists who care for the feet as a specialty, not as a sideline, we are trained and equipped to diagnose and treat problems involving the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
On your first visit, our goal is to relieve your pain as much as possible, and also to determine from your health history and a thorough examination what type of care is needed to give you the healthiest, most comfortable feet possible – for life.
Can a podiatrist help your heel pain? We make it easy for you to find out.
The physicians and staff of the A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Centers maintain two complete podiatric clinical facilities and provide 24-hour emergency service. We participate in most health plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid. We complete and file all necessary insurance forms and make every effort to assure you of maximum benefits with minimum out-of-pocket expense.
You are invited to make an appointment today to relieve your foot problems by calling us at 970-493-4660 or 970-667-0769.
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