What is podiatry?

When an individual has a problem with their foot or ankle, they will want to visit a specialist known as a podiatrist. The field of podiatry focuses on the structures of the foot and ankle. 

What does a podiatrist do? 

Below are several conditions that are treated by podiatrists: 

  • Warts and corns
  • Calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuromas
  • Fractures/sprains
  • Arthritis

Having foot or ankle pain is extremely debilitating and limiting. Not only does it make it difficult or impossible to walk comfortably, it can also cause problems upwards through the body, resulting in pain and discomfort in the knees, hips, and back. Calling a podiatrist at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery in Texas is one step in the right directly to help regain your abilities to walk, run, and enjoy day-to-day activities. 

In some cases, patients are referred to a podiatrist from their primary care physician. This may be because of a specific issue that needs attention from a trained and experienced professional in the area of the foot and ankle. Referrals are welcome at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery. 

We can provide relief 

Foot and ankle pain that is caused from an unknown source requires investigation by a specialized professional such as a podiatrist. Some conditions are easily managed with rest and medication, while others require more in-depth evaluation and treatment options. Sprains and fractures may require the patient to have a cast put on to allow the foot and ankle to heal properly. Patients might need physical therapy in order to recover lost mobility after surgery or fractures. A podiatrist can evaluate a patient, determine the cause of their problem, and provide appropriate treatment in a well-equipped podiatrist’s office. At Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery, we provide surgical and non-surgical solutions for many foot and ankle concerns. 

Are you in need of a podiatrist? 

Connect with the team at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery of Schertz and San Antonio, TX to discuss your needs. The main line to schedule a visit at either of their practice locations is (201) 696-9000. We encourage patients to speak to us about their foot and ankle needs.