14 Jan What Problems can a Foot and Ankle Surgeon treat?
Foot and ankle surgeons do a great deal more than simply foot surgery. They are specialists in complete foot and ankle care.
Foot and ankle surgeons are trained in podiatric medicine – an in-depth study of the foot and ankle structure, function, and the conditions and injuries that may affect them. They are experts in preventing, diagnosing and treating any and all conditions and injuries that may affect the feet and ankles.
What can a foot and ankle surgeon treat?
A foot and ankle surgeon can treat various foot and ankle conditions and injuries, including the following –
- Infections in the feet or ankle
- Joint pain due to foot and ankle arthritis
- Thickened skin
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Swelling and bruising
- Diabetic foot (numbness, burning, tingling, dry and cracked skin, infected wounds, ulcerations)
- Limited range of motion
- Inability to bear weight on the foot
- Foot pain
- Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
- Foot deformities
A foot and ankle surgeon can diagnose and treat all these issues and more. For example, they can have custom foot orthotics devices designed for you, so that you can use your feet more comfortable and, in a pain-free manner. Your podiatrist can treat your feet and ankles regardless of your age.
While you should visit your podiatrist or foot and ankle doctor as soon as you notice any discomfort or pain in your feet, you should also visit them regularly to prevent any foot and ankle issues from developing and to ensure good foot health.