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Regarding Podiatry and When you would Meet a Podiatrist
Michael D. McGavic Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Michael D. McGavic Podiatry Surgeon Arcadia gives a treatment of Podiatry Treatments and injuries like bunion
Surgery Treatment, hammertoe Treatment, athlete’s foot, corns and calluses podiatric consultation is the best deal
since it would give you an expert guidance on treatment and maintenance.
Podiatric medicine is required in case of foot and ankle injuries. Only in some rare cases the podiatric
surgery is unavoidable. Oral medication is given by podiatrists for many problems.
Podiatry is the medical stream that deals with the conditions and diagnosis of the foot and ankle. The
doctors specialized in such branch of medicine are known as podiatrists. Any practicing podiatrist can
manage conditions from corns to fractures. Either solo or with a team the podiatrists work together with
different doctors specialized in orthopaedics in the multi-Specialty group. The only demand is that these
podiatrists should have the expert knowledge about diabetes.
There are limitations about the usage of podiatric medicine. In case of surgery the podiatric treatment
involves the feet and ankle surgeries. There are expert opinions involved with dealing with surgeries of
the conditions of the leg. Such practices involve medical, surgical and even both. If some minor
conditions arise like those of calluses and corns then the patients are referred to podiatric consultation.
Such conditions reveal the thick, hard, dry and flaky skin. The podiatrists find out if there is persistent
ulceration or any sort of infection. So they educate the patients and
make them aware to avoid the further injuries.
Even the patients struggling with athlete’s foot or any sort of fungal
infection on nail caused primarily by the strain of fungi can go for
oral or rather topical antifungal medications which might take
months to get the curative result. Rather in that case if the patients
straight away go for a podiatric surgery, then the patients could get
relieved very easily. In such cases the operations are done at affordable costs and in most of the cases
the patients are released from the hospital chamber on that same day. Generally, complications do not
arise in these cases of podiatric surgery.
The bony protrusions medically termed as bunions found in the big toes are challenging deals. Such
condition generally results in the going inward of the big toe into the second one. This is medically
termed as hammer toe or Hallux valgus. These bunions or the resulting condition of the hammer toe
surgery requires the special and the caring attention of the podiatrists. These podiatrists would mention
the affected regarding its management and show some exercises. Generally the treatment as well as the
management of these bunions needs medications of corticosteroid injections to change of footwear
along with some exercises. In many rare cases, surgery is required where the podiatrists suggest and be
with the team along with the orthopaedic surgeons.
There is another condition medically termed as plantar fasciitis, which needs podiatrist’s attention. The
condition creates irritation and inflammation in the thick tissue that surrounds the heel. It occurs with
severe pain in the heel. The podiatric management involves anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics
placement, some exercises that involve physical therapy. In the most serious cases, surgery is required
or suggested by the podiatrists. Before making the final diagnosis the podiatrists would make a battery
of tests and proceed towards the multi-treatment process so that the patient is relieved from pain
immediately. Even the podiatrists could determine the injuries in the foot or ankle through diagnostic
imaging and put the treatment plan which might include casting or splinting.
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