A podiatrist is a physician that treats all foot conditions. In some states, their scope of practice includes the ankle and lower leg. In Florida, podiatrists treat all conditions of the foot, ankle and leg. There is no specialist more highly trained than a podiatrist to treat the foot and ankle.
Podiatrists treat conditions of the skin, muscles, tendons and bones using conservative treatments and with surgical procedures. All injuries of the foot and ankle are treated including fractures, sprains, wounds and infections.
Podiatrists are on staff at hospitals and are able to prescribe medications just like all other medical specialists. They are respected part of medical teams when it comes to treating limb-threatening diabetic wounds and wounds from lack of circulation. Podiatrists work very closely with primary care physicians and specialists including infectious disease, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, neurologists and many others.
So what can your podiatrist do for you; anything and everything that involves the foot, ankle and lower leg? If you have any problems, you owe it to yourself to see the most highly respected and competent foot and ankle specialist, your podiatrist.
If you live in Tampa bay, call Advanced Podiatry for your foot and ankle care!