Our feet take a toll each and every day. They are used daily to walk, run, kick a ball, or even just move around the house. However, when problems arise with the feet, many patients might seek the assistance of their primary care physician. When the issue requires more specialized care, patients are then referred to a professional who specializes in conditions that impact the feet and ankles, such as a podiatrist.
What is the field of podiatry?
The field of podiatry focuses on the feet and ankle. They may help patients who have specific needs such as the diagnosis and treatment of:
- Diabetic foot problems
- Nail infections
- Ingrown toenails
- Flat foot corrections
- Achilles tendon tears and repair
- Ankle instability
- Physical therapy
- Ankle breaks and sprains
The feet and ankles are complex areas of the body, so working with a podiatrist is the best way to ensure the best care and attention for your unique needs. Our team of professionals work directly with patients to determine the source of a patient’s problem and help them restore their normal activities. A variety of nonsurgical and surgical solutions may be recommended by a podiatrist, who has the knowledge and experience to provide this specialized care for new and current patients at Summit Healthcare.
Will I need surgery on my foot?
There are few conditions that may warrant surgical intervention. If a podiatrist the Summit Healthcare believes that a patient might benefit from surgery, they will make the recommendation after more conservative treatment options have been performed. In most cases, the doctor will encourage patients to avoid surgery unless absolutely necessary in restoring their quality of life due to a debilitating and painful condition.
Are you interested in services from the podiatry department of Summit Healthcare?
If you reside in the Show Low, AZ community or surrounding cities and are in need of care from a podiatrist, it is time to call our primary line at (928) 537-4375 to schedule an appointment at any of our four convenient locations in the area. We accept new and current patients seeking care for the foot and ankle.