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When you hurt your feet and ankle your first instinct may be to call your general practitioner. This of course, is a good starting point, but a general practitioner is not a foot and ankle specialist. A podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont or Dr. Krahn from Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC are the experts regarding foot and ankle health. Their office is conveniently located in Chandler, Arizona. Over their many years of practice they have seen hundreds of feet. They have seen diabetic feet, athletic feet, flat feet, high arched feet, feet with warts, feet with corns, and many other conditions and ailments. Many people wonder, what exactly does a podiatrist do? Well there is a myriad of services they provide in their daily role as podiatrists.
What Podiatrists Do
- Review patient’s history – Did you know your foot and ankle problems can result from a life time of use? Other times, certain events or past illnesses will help determine why your feet are feeling tired, achy, and inflamed. When Dr. Krahn and Dr. Discont meet with you, they will get a full medical history so that they can properly examine, diagnosis, and treat any ailment that may be presented to them.
- Examine Your Shoes – If you thought staring at your feet wasn’t enough, then just wait until they critique your shoes. Podiatrists know which shoes fit best for you and your feet. After they figure out what kind of arch you have and the size of your foot, they can then recommend a shoe that will be best fit and support your foot and ankle. These shoes will help you stay on your feet longer and prevent issue in the future.
- Prescribe medicine for treatment – Is your athletes foot itching like mad? Have you tried every over the counter option there is to no avail? Look no further! Call 480-732-0033 today and make an appointment to see our staff! Dr. Discont and Dr. Krahn can prescribe you the right medication to get your athletes foot under control, as well as treat and prescribe medications for other disorders as well.
- Give a referral – If Dr. Discont and Dr. Krahn have examined you and feel that a different type of specialist would assist you better, they are able to provide you with a referral to get the treatment you need with a doctor they recommend.
If you have hurt your foot or ankle and were contemplating calling your regular physician, think again! Call Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC today or make an appointment online. Our staff is here to help!
Some lucky people will go through their entire life without a single foot or ankle problem. Other people will have issues intermittently. A select few will have problems all of their lives. Some people have pain from high activity levels while others have pain from low activity levels. When it comes down to it, not all feet are created equal. Every single foot is unique.
The foot has bones (26 of them), muscles, tendons and joints. It receives the bulk of the bodies weight and constant pressure and stress. It is recommended that the average person gets 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy and active. That is 365,000 steps a year! The shoes we wear, the activities we partake in, and our genetics all play a key role in the fate of our feet. Time, overuse, injuries and normal wear and tear make the foot less amenable. As we age we tend to encounter more and more problems with our feet.
There are 3 basic types of feet:
Normal Feet – These feet have a good structure and arch. They are good feet for day to day life. These feet tend to have problems from overuse, bad shoes or trauma.
High Arched Feet – These feet have high arches. They have a hard time absorbing the shock that comes with activities that use the feet. High arched feet can cause back problems and can developed clawed toes.
Flat Feet – Flat feet have a very low, or no arch. They are a very common type of feet. They are prone to tiredness, achiness, and arthritis.
There are even more types of feet out there, that are more complicated than those listed above. A trained podiatrist can tell you exactly how your feet are composed and how they compare to the general population. Your feet are unique and your podiatrist should assist you in exploring this strengths and weaknesses. Would you like a consult regarding your feet? Have some pain that you’ve been worried about? At Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC, in Chandler, AZ, Dr. Alan Discont can examine, diagnose and treat any issues you are having with your feet and ankles. His individualized treatment plan will have you and your unique feet feeling like brand new. Call 480-732-0033 or request an appointment online,