Podiatrists in Washington, DC specialize in the medical treatment of foot and ankle problems. So, if you are experiencing any type of pain or issue with your foot or ankle, a podiatrist is the doctor to go see.
Unlike other physicians, a Washington podiatrist has obtained specific education and training focusing on the foot and ankle. You can use this page to find a Washington foot doctor.
Common conditions treated by podiatrists include:
Achilles Tendon Disorders
Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Charcot Foot
Fungal Toenails (Laser Treatment Available at some offices)
Preventive Foot Care
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain
Typically Washington, DC Podiatrists:
Consult with the patient and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
Perform surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as bunions, clawtoes, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.
Prescribe therapies and perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and lab tests.
Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.
Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis