This time of year, many people make resolutions to live healthier, more active lives in the New Year. Maybe you want to eat healthier, move your body more, lower your blood sugar, or get your hypertension under control.
No matter the resolution, you may be surprised to learn that a podiatrist can help.
Podiatrists Treat the Whole Foot & Ankle
If you’ve never been to a podiatrist, odds are you see them as specialists for the elderly, that we clip toenails and wrap up broken ankles. While that is part of our job, a revolution in podiatric medicine has occurred over the last few years. Younger, fresher, and more technologically savvy podiatrists are popping up all over the country, and we offer services that may surprise you.
What Does a Podiatrist Do?
A podiatrist, by definition, is a doctor specializing in treating a patient’s feet and ankles. Simple enough, right?
You see, the feet and ankles are complicated parts of our body, containing delicate and crucial vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Many conditions can affect the feet, from diabetes to plantar fasciitis and everything in between. Here is a list of just a few of the conditions we treat:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
- Chronic foot pain
- Bunions and hammertoes
- And much more!
On top of that, we offer many advanced treatment options to help get you back on your feet faster and more efficiently. Advanced treatments like laser therapy, EPAT, and even custom orthotics, are now available right in your backyard, saving you from that long drive to the city that you’re accustomed to. Seeing a podiatrist, even for prevention, can give you access to important resources to help you keep your feet happy and healthy.
When Should I See Freeland Foot & Ankle Clinic
If you lead an active lifestyle, whether that means you are a runner, swimmer, cycler, or even a parent with active kids, a podiatrist can help analyze the anatomy of your feet and ankles to ensure you are getting enough support. Seeing a specialist before issues become severe is the best way to promote rapid healing.
Additionally, we are available to provide second opinions for multiple conditions. Do you have an ingrown toenail that keeps recurring? Onyfix is a treatment available in our office that can help rid you of the ingrown toenail traditional treatments can’t cure. Pesky plantar warts that won’t go away? Swift is a state-of-the-art treatment that uses new technology to eradicate warts unaffected by conventional freezing or blistering. If you have diabetes, a yearly visit to a podiatrist can ensure your feet are healthy and help prevent ulcers, sores, and other diabetes-related severe issues.
Helping Mid-Michigan Reach Their Goals
It is important to remember that foot pain is not normal; it is exceedingly common, but it is not normal. Waking up every morning with pain from plantar fasciitis or an ingrown toenail can stop you from reaching your goals, doing the things you love, and leading an active life. Let us help you figure out what the problem is or what may occur in the future if left untreated and get you back on your feet with comprehensive, compassionate, and conservative care. You deserve a specialist who listens to you, and that is precisely what you'll find at Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic. Toddlers, children, adults, and seniors can benefit from a consultation. Give us a call at (989) 695-6788 or fill out our handy online contact form today and get on the right path to crush your 2022 New Years' resolutions.