What Is Podiatry?
The feet are often considered the foundation of our body, bearing our weight and facilitating our movement. Just as the foundation of a building requires careful attention, so do our feet.
Podiatry, or podiatric medicine, is a branch of the medical sciences devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. From addressing everyday concerns like calluses and ingrown toenails to managing more complex issues such as foot ulcers in diabetic patients, podiatrists play an essential role in ensuring our mobility and overall well-being.
Ascentist Healthcare Podiatry is dedicated to finding the right diagnosis and treatment for each patient while ensuring the prevention of future foot conditions and disorders. We believe in proactive care, comprehensive treatments, and patient education.
Whether you’re an athlete with a foot injury, someone dealing with chronic pain, or just in need of a routine check-up, Ascentist Healthcare is here to provide you with exceptional and comprehensive podiatry services.
Common Podiatry Conditions We Treat
- Achilles Tendon Pain/Rupture
- Ankle Injuries/ Trauma
- Ankle sprains
- Diabetic Foot and Ankle problems
- External Fixation for Lower Extremity Deformity
- Flat Feet
- Foot and Ankle Pain, Injury, Trauma
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Fungal Nails
- Ingrown Toenails
- Metatarsal Fractures
- Nail Problems/ Trauma
- Nerve problems
- Skin Conditions and Warts, Callous
- Sports Medicine Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Common Podiatry Treatments We Offer
- Operative and Nonoperative Care
- Ankle ligament repair
- Total Ankle Joint Replacement
- Hammertoe correction
- Nonsurgical treatments
- PRP injections
- Shockwave treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I see a podiatrist?
If you experience persistent pain, discomfort, or any abnormalities in your feet, ankles, or lower extremities, it’s wise to consult a podiatrist. Early intervention can prevent complications.
Are foot problems always the result of wearing bad shoes?
While inappropriate footwear can exacerbate or cause certain foot problems, not all issues arise due to shoes. Genetics, medical conditions, injuries, and lifestyle can also play roles.
Is surgery the only solution for bunions?
No, surgery is often a last-resort option. Depending on the severity, bunions can be managed with padding, orthotics, or anti-inflammatory medications.
Can I see a podiatrist for ankle issues as well?
Absolutely! Podiatrists are trained to treat both foot and ankle conditions.
Do flat feet always require treatment?
Not necessarily. If flat feet don’t cause pain or discomfort, treatment might not be needed. However, if there are symptoms or related complications, it’s advisable to see a podiatrist.