Factors to Consider When Looking for a Board-Certified, New York Podiatrist

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 16, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Get Treatment for Your Foot Problems by Finding the Right Board-Certified New York Podiatrist

your choiceMany people simply do not give their feet much thought, care and attention unless faced with a problem. Often, going for an occasional pedicure, especially during summer, or cutting their toenails are as much attention as their feet get. It is only when a foot problem occurs that you might think of getting medical advice. Foot problems occur more often than you think, especially given the rise in lifestyle diseases like diabetes, backaches, sports injuries, as well as poorly fitting shoes and high heels.

What are some issues a podiatrist can help with?

A Board Certified New York podiatrist can take care of multiple issues relating to your feet. Some of these are: 

  • Corns, calluses and bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal infections
  • Heel pain
  • Foot pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cosmetic foot surgery
  • Burning feet
  • Nerve disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Foot orthotics
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Stress fractures
  • Laser treatment for fungal nails & skin problems
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Plantar fasciitis

There are also many other foot problems that a board-certified New York Podiatrist can take care of relating to foot deformities, back problems, sports injuries and more.

How do I choose a Board-Certified New York Podiatrist?

Your feet bear your weight constantly and are always under stress that increases when you wear the wrong footwear, don’t take care of your feet or give them the attention they need. Here are some things to consider when choosing a podiatrist:

  • Ask your regular family doctor or physician who they recommend as for a podiatrist.
  • Ask among friends, relatives and colleagues about their experiences and recommendations.
  • Check on the internet and read testimonials and reviews.
  • Go through the credentials of doctors you’re considering.
  • Make an appointment for a consultation with 2-3 potential podiatrists to see how you feel about the doctor and the overall medical practice.
  • Do some research through the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgeons by calling toll-free (800) 433-4892.
  • Do some research through the American Podiatric Medical Association.

If you have a specific foot problem, you should look for a specialist in that field. Some podiatrists take care of fractures, some concentrate on cosmetic problems while some take care of very complex cases. The board certified New York podiatrist should have a neat and clean office, friendly staff, a good waiting room and he or she should give plenty of attention, explain your problems, give you a diagnosis and let you know the course of treatment. Basically, you should feel at ease with your interaction and be comfortable that you are in the hands of a good doctor.

Once you are comfortable with the board certified New York podiatrist you’ve found, be sure to follow their advice and take care of your feet as recommended.

What is important to you when choosing a podiatrist?

 

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Topics: New York Podiatrist, Choosing a Podiatrist