When is it Appropriate to See a Podiatrist?
Foot and ankle pain, stress fractures, sprains, and strains are common foot concerns. But whether your pain is chronic or acute, you can do something to resolve it. At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, Dr. Rai Kang provides foot and ankle care and healing, from non-invasive treatments to complex surgical procedures.
Let’s discuss what a podiatrist is, when you should see one, and why you should choose Dr. Kang when you’re ready to see a podiatrist.
A Podiatrist Treats the Foot, Ankle, and Connecting Parts of the Leg
A visit to the podiatrist is best if you have foot and ankle issues. Podiatrists are specialists who treat people of all ages for a range of general foot conditions. They can safely remove hard skin on your feet, clip your toenails correctly, or tell you what shoes are best for your feet.
When to See a Podiatrist
It is appropriate to see a podiatrist when you have a foot or ankle problem that requires medical or surgical treatment. Some of the most common reasons to see a podiatrist include the following:
- Foot or ankle pain
- Injuries such as sprains, fractures, or dislocations
- Nail and skin conditions such as ingrown toenails, warts, or calluses
- Heel pain or plantar fasciitis
- Diabetic foot problems
- Flatfoot or high arches
- Bunions or hammertoes
- Foot and ankle deformities
- Neuromas or nerve problems
- Tendinitis or other overuse injuries
- Heel spurs
- Dry or cracked heel skin
- Foot ligament or muscle pain
When You Need a Podiatrist in New Jersey, See Dr. Kang at Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics
Dr. Kang addresses a wide range of foot and ankle concerns at our state-of-the-art center, from severe trauma to bunions. If you have experienced an injury or have been suffering from foot and ankle pain, it’s vital to choose an experienced surgeon you can trust to get you back on your feet and relieve your pain for good.
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery has board-certified Dr. Rai Kang. She specializes in sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries. Her background includes extensive training and experience in foot and ankle trauma and deformities, including reconstruction of the forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle deformities.
Dr. Kang holds certifications from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Comprehensive Internal Fixation/Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (AAFAO), and Extremity Fixation for Trauma, Limb Deformity, and Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgery.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation for podiatrist services!