Podiatry or foot and lower leg surgery is an area of medical science dedicated to the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the feet, ankles, lower leg, and even the spine. Podiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the joints of the feet, ankles, lower legs and even the spine.
The typical services offered by a podiatrist’s clinic include the diagnosis of foot and leg disorders, diagnosis and treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries, surgery, and orthopedic surgeries such as replacement of limbs and spinal surgery. In addition to these services, a podiatrist Adelaide can also provide general foot care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and home health care.
Podiatrists work closely with their patients to evaluate and treat their particular condition. For example, a foot specialist will evaluate the condition and present findings to the patient. If the condition warrants a referral to a specialist, the podiatrist will then refer the patient to a podiatrist who is experienced and skilled in treating the condition. In most cases, the podiatrist will perform tests and procedures on the patient, which may include X-rays, X-ray computed tomography scan or magnetic resonance imaging scan. A podiatrist Adelaide will be able to explain the importance of these tests, as well as the importance of having a regular physical exam.
In general, podiatrists can treat foot problems, such as cracked, chipped, or dry skin, and even the symptoms of arthritis. They are also skilled at performing microdermabrasion, which removes dead skin cells, bacteria, and foreign matter from the surface of your skin. They are also able to perform root canal treatments, which are usually performed on patients who have foot ulcers or conditions that affect the nerve endings of the feet.
The foot specialist will help you choose which treatment is best for your particular condition. They can help you determine which type of foot and leg surgery is most appropriate, and which type of foot treatment is most appropriate. A podiatrist Adelaide can also refer you to a podiatrist if there is a concern about a foot or leg pain that is not responding to traditional treatment methods.
Foot and leg specialists help to keep the feet, ankles, lower legs, feet, and legs healthy. By making sure that the feet, ankles, lower legs, feet, and legs are healthy, they are keeping people from wearing down their feet and ankles and legs and causing pain.