The Foot Doctor Has Been Around A Long Time

The Foot Doctor Has Been Around A Long Time

Your feet carry you everywhere. Your feet support your body when you stand, walk and run. Foot problems have bothered humans since the beginning of civilization. Foot problems have been mentioned by early Egyptians. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, talks about removing feet calluses.

Thanks to advancements in medicine, the podiatrist or foot doctor, came into existence officially in the last century. A foot doctor or Podiatrist is a specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the feet, ankles and legs.

Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the feet but they also have knowledge of sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, orthopedics and more that enables them to treat the feet in relation to the individual as a whole.

Foot injuries and conditions can be quite painful and serious. An experienced foot doctor or podiatrist can easily take care of them. Common foot conditions include corns or calluses. A callus or corn is the build-up of hardened skin over points of pressure on a bone prominence on either the top or bottom part of the foot. Ill-fitting or poorly designed footwear can cause them too. They are be easily trimmed or scraped but in some case, they may require surgery in some patients.

Other conditions that hurt your feet can be bunions, hammer toe, Athlete’s foot, neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis. To know more about foot conditions and treatments, schedule an appointment with one of the best foot doctors in San Diego at Pacific Medical Care. Call 619-333-8114

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