You should read more about podiatry before looking for a podiatrist. It’s a medical specialty that studies, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatrists are doctors and physicians who specialise in podiatry. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Morton’s Neuroma, flat feet, diabetes foot treatment, hammertoes, heel pain, plantar warts, parasites, arthritis, and other conditions are treated by podiatrists.Feel free to find more information at Marrickville podiatrist.
A podiatric physician’s education in the United States consists of four years of premedical education followed by four years of podiatric studies at medical school. They earn a D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) degree.
There are several US-trained D.P.M.s in Canada as well, but if you’re looking for a podiatrist, you could end up with a chiropodist instead. In Canada, the two names are interchangeable. Chiropodists/Podiatrists have completed a three- or four-year programme in foot care, but they are not doctors and do not perform surgery or prescribe strong medications. Despite the fact that all of them have outstanding qualifications for the services they offer, some members of the Canadian medical community object to their use of the title “Dr.” in front of their names because their training differs from that of real physicians.
What Do I Do If I Need a Podiatrist?
There are many places to look for a podiatrist if you are having foot pain. First and foremost, consult your primary care physician. They will be able to refer you to a podiatrist that they suggest. Ask family, friends, or coworkers if they’ve ever seen one. Look in the phone book or inquire at the nearest hospital. Finding a podiatrist can also be done using the internet. Most provinces or states have a website that lists podiatrists in their respective cities.
Movement 101 Marrickville
Shop 2/198 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204
(02) 9518 1585