Podiatry is the field of medicine and surgery that treats the foot and related structures. Beloit Health System’s Podiatry physicians treat patients of all ages including pediatric, seniors, and all diabetic patients.
Treating foot and ankle pain allows the patients more mobility and a better quality of life. Podiatrists work to help people suffering from foot issue including sprains, strains and fractures. Structural deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, and Haglund’s deformities. We treat heel and arch pain, tendonitis, and arthritis. Sports injuries, occurring both in children and adults. Skin and nail disorders including warts, athletes’ foot, and fungal infections. Problems associated with diabetes including wound care and treatment for peripheral neuropathy.
Podiatrists offer assistance to anyone suffering from foot and ankle problems. Other common ailments include, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, nail care, ingrown toenails, fractures and more.
Treatment centers around the underlying cause of the problem which may consist of prescriptions of medication and therapy. Shoe modification, inserts, bracing, taping, or using immolation with removable “cam walker” boots or fiberglass casts may be recommended. Surgical correction is often used to correct deformities or to repair fractures. In the case of wounds, they use traditional wound care techniques, combined with state of the art treatments to assure the best possible outcomes.
If surgery is necessary, Podiatrists provide full pre-operative workup of patients and complete post-operative care to ensure that our patients achieve the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Podiatrists treat children and teenagers? Yes, children, teenagers, adults and seniors all can benefit from the help of a podiatrists.
Do Podiatrists perform surgery? Podiatrists will treat patients with medication, therapy, orthotics, inserts, taping and all other possibilities before choosing surgery. If surgery is the next step to restore mobility and reduce pain, then the physician and patient will discuss these possibilities.