Studies show that the average American walks between 5,000 and 7,000 steps per day. Constantly being on your feet causes repetitive stress and pressure on the bones, ligaments, and muscles of your ankles and feet. The expert team of foot and ankle podiatrists at Kalmar Family Podiatry in Huntington, New York, can help diagnose and treat any medical issues related to your foot, ankle, or other structures of your leg. If you have further questions, book your appointment online or call the office today.
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a physician who provides medical and surgical treatment for your foot and ankle problems. Podiatrists are doctors, but they didn’t go to traditional medical school. Instead, they have their own professional associations and went to a School of Podiatric Medicine.
Podiatrists can reset broken bones, prescribe medications, order lab tests, and do surgery on your feet and ankles. They can also treat any smaller issues such as toenail fungus to pain in a specific toe.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot disorders are some of the most neglected and widespread health problems affecting Americans. Podiatrists treat a variety of medical issues such as:
In addition to diagnosing and treating the above medical issues, they can render care for your foot and ankle injuries including fractures, infections, and sprains by performing in office digital X-rays, in office laser therapy, in office shockwave therapy, in office PRP injections, lab tests, or surgery. They also help manage diabetes with specialized diabetic foot care.
Depending on the extent of your foot or ankle issue, your podiatrist at Kalmar Family Podiatry may prescribe or fit you with custom orthotics. These are custom inserts made specifically for you and your foot/ankle ailment that corrects your foot position and assists your walking pattern.
When you visit Kalmar Family Podiatry, you as the patient are their primary focus. Unlike visiting your general physician who may evaluate several areas of your body, podiatrist focus solely on your feet and ankles.
If you’ve never been to Kalmar Family Podiatry before, we take your medical history and ask lifestyle questions prior to beginning the examination. It is important to tell your podiatrist all of your medical conditions as these almost always affect your feet and ankles. After taking your medical history, we examine your feet checking for things like circulation, sensation, foot type and muscle strength, to just name a few. At Kalmar Family Podiatry, we perform gait evaluations, take digital x-rays, perform laser therapy for muscle, tendon or joint pain all in a comfortable office setting environment.
It’s important to bring a pair of shoes that you typically wear so if you’re having problems with your feet, your podiatrist can better evaluate, diagnose and treat you.
Don’t hesitate to take the first step to alleviate your pain. Call the office today or schedule your appointment online to meet with one of the highly experienced podiatrists at Kalmar Family Podiatry.