UNITED STATES PODIATRIST PODIATRISTS PODIATRY

UNITED STATES PODIATRIST





UNITED STATES PODIATRIST

 
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I GENERALLY TELL MY PATIENTS TO NOT WEAR SHOES THAT ARE TOO TIGHT

BELIEVE DIABETIC FOOT ULCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IS A TEAM APPROACH               



REFER WHEN NECESSARY


IF SOMEONE HAS POOR CIRCULATION IN THEIR FEET GENERALLY, I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE REFERRED TO A VASCULAR SPECIALIST. IF SOMEONE HAS SWOLLEN FEET, THEY SHOULD BE TOLD IF THEY ELEVATE THEIR FEET TOO HIGH, THIS COULD IMPAIR CIRCULATORY FLOW TO THIER FEET. MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, DO NOT RELY ON ANY ADVICE FOR TREATMENT FROM THIS SITE. BE SEEN IN PERSON BY A PODIATRIST OR A MEDICAL DOCTOR THAT IS LICENSED TO TREAT THE FEET.


I DO NOT RECOMMEND USING ANY SHOE UNLESS A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL EXAMINES THE SHOE AND THE FOOT AND GIVES AN OPINION AS TO IF THE SHOE PROPPERLY FITS ON SOMEONES FOOT.

For some of my patients I have tried using an arch support as a temporary attempt to treat certain problems. Before any treatment is attempted I feel it is important to first see a podiatrist or other qualified licensed health care practitioner.
 A PODIATRIST CAN GENERALLY PERFORM A BIOMECHANICAL EXAM AND GAIT ANALYSIS AND PRESCRIBE A CUSTOM MOLDED FOOT ORTHOTIC. BY TAKING A CAST OF THE FOOT IN IT'S OPTIMUM POSITION AND PRESCRIBING THE PROPPER ORTHOTICS NEEDED IS AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO TREAT VARIOUS FOOT PROBLEMS. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES.  SOMETIMES ORTHOTICS CAN BE VERY BENEFICIAL WHEN PRESCRIBED AND CASTED BY A PODIATRIST. FOR EXAMPLE I USED AN ORTHOTIC THAT WAS CALLED THE STJ HEEL SPUR SPECIAL FOR HEEL PAIN AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS. SOMETIMES ORTHOTICS DO NOT WORK.
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