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What Does a Podiatrist Do?
What Does a Podiatrist Do?

A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in treating foot and ankle problems. A podiatrist can see patients for a number of issues including foot pain, arthritis, fracture repair, diabetic care, and nerve damage. Not only will podiatrists address your current foot and ankle problems, but they can address underlying health issues that may progress into other complications. Here’s more about what podiatrists do…

What a Podiatrist Treats

Instead of ignoring your foot and ankle pain or trying to self-diagnose your condition, a podiatrist will determine what is causing your pain and educate you on the best treatment options. Here’s a list of health conditions that you can visit a podiatrist to treat:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Toenail fungus
  • Heel spurs
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Club foot
  • High arch
  • Fallen arches and flatfeet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Foot and ankle sprains and strains
  • Peripheral and diabetic neuropathy
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Foot and ankle pain

If you injure yourself or begin to experience pain and think that it may be one of the conditions listed above, it’s your best bet to visit a podiatrist. Your podiatrist will have the specialized training to pinpoint the exact issue and the source of the problem. They will be able to offer the proper treatment and prescribe medication to relieve the pain if needed.

It’s important to note that even back and knee pain can be a result of a foot or ankle problem. Since your feet and ankles serve as a base for your whole body, even the slightest issue with them can throw your body off-kilter and cause joint issues.

Podiatrists in Lincoln, NE

At Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, we have two excellent podiatrists. Meet them here: 

  • Dr. Krejci-Reed – She is a Board Certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Her areas of interest and expertise include ankle arthroscopy, correction of bunions and hammertoes, treatment of arthritic, nerve, skin and nail conditions, flatfoot and neurologic foot corrections, total ankle replacements, and ankle fracture repair with external fixators.
  • Dr. Dodson – He is a Board Certified practicing Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He has specialized training to treat all types of foot and ankle medical and surgical conditions, including management of arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, correction of bunion and hammertoes, treatment of painful flat feet or high arch foot types, foot and ankle fracture repair, and diabetic foot care and wound care, including limb salvage. 

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have foot or ankle problems, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. At Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, our diagnostics, treatment, and physical therapy are all in one location, which means that you can back on your feet as quickly as possible.

To schedule an appointment, please call 402-489-4700.