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What do Foot Specialists Do?

Published on January 5th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what foot specialists in Racine, WI do? These days, a podiatrist is far more than just a foot doctor, and you should be sure to have one as part of your healthcare regime. Per the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are almost 18,000-foot care specialists practicing in the United States. Since there is an entire generation of baby boomers who are now aging and with an increased interest in exercise and sports, a foot care specialist’s services are now in the highest demand that they have ever have been. Unfortunately, foot issues are the most neglected health problems among the United States population today.

How Can a Foot Specialist Help?

To begin with, a foot care specialist can teach you the proper way to care for your feet, including keeping them dry, moisturized and free from fungus. A foot specialist in Racine, WI, can also instruct you on what the proper shoes are for your feet. Not only that, you will learn tips and even what to use when it comes to foot protection and padding, the correct OTC antifungal medications, and vitamins.

Not Just for Maintenance Care

Foot specialist are also qualified to care for you when you suffer from:

  • sprains
  • fractures
  • infections
  • ligament, muscle, or tendon injuries
  • joint pain and swelling
  • arthritis
  • bone pain
  • many other injuries and/or conditions that affect the heel, foot, ankle, and lower leg.

They are skilled and have the experience necessary to create a program of treatment that is designed to return you to your daily activities pain free.

Cold Winter Tips

When it comes to taking care of your feet, a foot specialist can also provide you with tips for taking care of your feet during the cold weather. One of the things that is most important for your feet is to keep the blood flowing. One of the best ways to do this is to stretch your feet, and if you are one of those people whose feet have difficulty staying warm, you might want to invest in some toe warmers or heat packs. You should also speak to your physician about poor circulation in your feet. Be sure to keep your feet well moisturized and wear the proper shoes or boots when you head outdoors.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your feet, ankles, or lower legs, please do not hesitate to contact us at Great Lakes Foot and Ankle Centers.

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