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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a podiatrist, and when should I see one?

A podiatrist is a healthcare professional specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions. You should consider seeing a podiatrist if you experience foot pain, discomfort, injury, or have concerns about your foot health.

What types of conditions do podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Fungal nail infections

  • Heel pain

  • Arthritis management

  • Diabetic foot care

  • Corns, calluses, and cracked heels

  • Sports-related foot injuries

How often should I get my feet checked by a podiatrist?

It is recommended to have a foot check-up at least once a year, especially for individuals with diabetes or those prone to foot problems. Regular check-ups can help prevent potential issues and maintain optimal foot health.

What can I expect during a podiatry appointment?

During your appointment, the podiatrist will conduct a thorough assessment of your foot health, discuss your concerns, and may perform tests or examinations to diagnose the issue. Treatment options will be discussed based on the diagnosis.

What are the common treatments offered for foot conditions?

Treatment options vary depending on the condition. Common treatments may include:

  • Custom orthotics or footwear modifications

  • Physical therapy exercises

  • Medications (topical or oral)

  • Minor surgical procedures

  • Laser therapy or other specialized treatments

How can I prevent foot problems?

To maintain healthy feet, consider the following:

  • Wear properly fitted shoes suitable for your activities.

  • Practice good foot hygiene, including regular cleaning and moisturizing.

  • Trim toenails straight across to prevent ingrown nails.

  • Maintain a healthy weight and stay active to promote circulation.

Does insurance cover podiatry visits?

Insurance coverage for podiatry visits varies. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage specifics and any required referrals.

How can I schedule an appointment at Foot Foundation?

Scheduling an appointment is simple. You can call our office during business hours or use our online appointment booking system available on our website.

Are virtual or telehealth appointments available?

Yes, we offer virtual appointments for certain conditions or follow-up consultations. Please contact our office to inquire about telehealth options.