What is the difference between a podiatrist and a foot doctor?
A podiatrist is a type of foot doctor. They are medical specialists who treat problems that affect feet or lower legs. They are licensed and regulated by state governments in the U.S. Podiatrists study how bones, nerves, and muscles work together to help a person move during their 4-year podiatry school program.
Can podiatrists treat neuropathy?
Yes, podiatrists can treat neuropathy, especially when it affects the feet or lower legs. Neuropathy can be a common condition in people with diabetes, and podiatrists often play a key role in managing this condition.
What conditions do podiatrists at Modern Foot & Ankle clinics treat?
Podiatrists at Modern Foot & Ankle clinics treat a wide range of conditions, including fractures, sprains, bunions, hammertoes, nail disorders, diabetes-related foot issues, arthritis, growing pains, heel pain, and Morton's neuroma.
Who is the best doctor for foot issues at Modern Foot & Ankle?
All the doctors at Modern Foot & Ankle are highly qualified and experienced in treating foot and ankle conditions. The best doctor for you would depend on your specific condition and needs. You can find detailed information about each doctor on our website.
What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon at Modern Foot & Ankle?
Podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons at Modern Foot & Ankle both deal with conditions affecting the foot and ankle. However, while orthopedic surgeons are trained to treat the entire musculoskeletal system, podiatrists specialize in the foot and ankle. They may also have additional training in areas such as sports medicine or diabetic care.
Is it better to have foot surgery by a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon at Modern Foot & Ankle?
The choice between a podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon for foot surgery at Modern Foot & Ankle would depend on the specific condition and the patient's individual needs. Both professionals are qualified to perform foot and ankle surgery. It's best to discuss your options with your healthcare provider.