What Is a Podiatrist?
Around the world, podiatrists pursue the advancement of the Podiatry field for everyone’s benefit, and, to better serve those who suffer from ankle and foot conditions. Your feet are vital to your everyday life. They permit you to walk 150,000 miles in your lifetime, which is equal to walking around the world six times! Foot issues can be debilitating; therefore, it is important to take care of your feet.
People may wonder why there is a branch of medicine that deals strictly with feet. It’s because foot problems are very common. A few of the most common issues people have with their feet include:
- Athlete’s foot
- Ingrown toenails
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
Education and Awareness
Our team of experts at Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center strive to elevate awareness about the importance of proper foot health. That is one of the reasons we wanted our patients to be able to access reliable and accessible information that pertains to the lower extremities. If you would like to get involved, you can help spread the word about podiatry and important foot health tips! When you’ve learned more about proper foot health, you can begin spreading the word and educating others. Start here:
- Read up on health conditions related to the feet, including information on keeping your feet healthy.
- Proper daily foot care involves activities like caring for your toenails and wearing the right shoes.
- Learn to maintain good foot health
- Have an in-person conversation or by using social media to discuss podiatry and foot health.
When To See a Podiatrist
Anytime you experience foot or ankle discomfort, changes in the appearance of your feet, abnormal growth(s), or have an underlying medical condition that affects your feet or ability to function. Symptoms are not always obvious and may even continue unnoticed. If you or anyone you know is experiencing one or more symptoms, it is time to see a podiatrist.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are experiencing chronic foot pain or discomfort in your lower extremities, call our Montgomery office at (301-)825-9697 and schedule an appointment with our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Jon M. Sherman or visit our website for more information.