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What is a Podiatrist?

Feet and ankles are real superstars for your body. Every day, they provide you with the support you need to go about your business. Foot and ankle injuries or conditions can take this freedom away and leave you with pain and other negative effects. Fortunately, a podiatrist can help.

A podiatrist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats feet, ankles, and other related areas. These doctors complete training in podiatric medicine so that they know the ins and outs of your feet and ankles and can help you recover from injuries, infections, and other issues while helping you stay a step ahead of other problems through preventative measures.

Image of a podiatrist. Learn about what a podiatrist does.

How Does a Podiatrist Help Me?

There are several different conditions and ailments that podiatrists treat. A short list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Foot and ankle sprains
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and corns
  • Heel spurs

Essentially, if it’s an injury, infections, abnormality, or condition involving your feet or ankle, a podiatrist is generally the person you should see. Podiatrists are also involved with diabetic patients, as they will work with a diabetes management teams to deal with serious foot issues like diabetic neuropathy.

Get Treatment from a Cleveland Podiatrist

You can take a step forward without putting your feet first. Podiatrists can help you take care of your feet and ankles throughout the year, and treat you in case anything happens. Give us a call at 440-892-6555 or contact Westshore online to make see us at Westshore and see for yourself what a local podiatrist can do for you.

Dr. Elizabeth Confalone, D.P.M.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is for informational purposes only. It does not replace medical care from a licensed physician. If you have a medical concern, please contact your doctor. 

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