What Is a Podiatrist?

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in the care of feet and ankles. These experts are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent various conditions that affect these areas.

From common issues like bunions and ingrown toenails to more complex problems, podiatrists provide personalized care.  They use their expertise to help patients maintain the best foot and ankle health, ensuring comfort, mobility, and overall well-being. 

Conditions Podiatrists Treat

Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

A few of the most common conditions include:

  • Bunions: Painful bony bumps at the base of the big toe.
  • Ingrown Toenails: Nails that grow into the skin, causing discomfort.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Pain in the heel due to inflammation of the tissue.
  • Corns and Calluses: Thickened skin patches from friction or pressure.
  • Hammer Toes: Toes that curl or bend in an abnormal way.
  • Flat Feet: Low or no arches causing foot alignment issues.
  • Athlete’s Foot: Fungal infection causing itching and discomfort.
  • Foot Injuries: Sprains, fractures, and other injuries.
  • Diabetic Foot Problems: Nerve damage and circulation issues.

From minor discomfort to complex conditions, podiatrists have the knowledge and skills to provide effective treatments, alleviate pain, and restore your foot and ankle health.

When Should I See a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are here to help whenever you’re experiencing foot or ankle issues.

Here are some signs it’s time to seek their expertise:

  • Persistent Pain: If you have ongoing pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles.
  • Difficulty Walking: When walking becomes painful or challenging.
  • Changes in Skin or Nails: If you notice unusual changes, like discoloration or thickening.
  • Foot Deformities: When you observe changes in the shape of your feet.
  • Ingrown Toenails: Painful nails growing into the skin.
  • Diabetes: Regular podiatric check-ups are crucial for diabetic patients.
  • Sports or Physical Activities: If you’re an athlete or active person, regular visits can prevent injuries.

Our Podiatry Providers Providers

Our Podiatry Location

Franklin County Specialty Clinic
64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
Second Floor, Suite 200
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(208) 852-3662


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