Podiatry Clinic Questions and Answers
If you are in search of a good podiatry clinic near you, visit Hicksville Podiatry. Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Davinder Bhela, DPM, and his team will be pleased to serve you in Hicksville NY, and West Hempstead NY. For more information, call us today to book an appointment.
Whether you have recently injured your foot or ankle or are dealing with a chronic foot or ankle condition, a podiatry clinic can provide highly effective treatment to you! We would be happy to evaluate your injury or condition and provide you with the most appropriate treatment options at Hicksville Podiatry.
What is a podiatry clinic?
A podiatry clinic is a medical facility that provides medical services to individuals dealing with injuries and conditions involving the feet or ankles. Podiatry clinics have at least one podiatric doctor on staff, in addition to other medical professionals and assistants. At Hicksville Podiatry, our podiatric doctor, Dr. Davinder Bhela, is board-certified in podiatric medicine and foot surgery with plenty of experience treating various podiatric conditions and injuries. Dr. Bhela and our friendly staff at Hicksville Podiatry would be happy to assist you with any medical concerns involving your feet or ankles!
What kind of problems does a podiatrist treat?
As a foot and ankle doctor, a podiatrist can treat any condition, illness, or injury affecting the feet and ankles. With that in mind, some common problems that a podiatrist can treat include the following:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Athlete’s foot
- Bone spurs
- Bunions, which include dorsal bunions and hallux valgus
- Calluses and corns
- Charcot foot disorder, also known as Charcot arthropathy
- Cysts and tumors in the foot or ankle
- Diabetic wounds
- Dry skin
- Flat feet
- Foot and ankle fractures, sprains, or strains
- Fungal toenails
- Haglund’s deformity
- Hallux limitus or rigidus, in which the big toe joint (hallux) is partially (limitus) or completely (rigidus) inflexible
- Heel fissures
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Plantar fasciitis
- Plantar warts
- Shin splints
- Tailor’s bunion
What will a podiatrist do on my first visit?
On your first visit to see a podiatrist, you will likely experience much of the same as you would with any other doctor. As such, your podiatrist will likely conduct a thorough review of your medical history, a physical examination of your foot, ankle, and lower leg, and make recommendations for treatment and lifestyle changes to improve your podiatric health. During the medical history review, your podiatrist will want to know about any current underlying medical conditions or allergies you have, medications you are taking, symptoms you are experiencing, your health habits, as well as past surgeries and family medical history. These questions may be asked directly to you by your podiatrist, or they may be provided in a questionnaire form for you to fill out. With the physical examination of your feet, ankles, and lower legs, your podiatrist will evaluate such things as your blood flow, feeling and sensation, joint flexibility, bone and muscle strength, and range of motion. They will also be looking for any specific podiatric issues, such as bunions, hammertoes, or toenail fungus. Depending on what they discover with the medical history review and physical examination of your feet, ankles, and lower legs, they will then provide recommendations concerning treatment options and health habits you can implement to improve your condition. They may also recommend various tests to be done for diagnostic purposes.
How often should you visit a podiatrist?
In general, it is recommended for any adult to see a podiatrist at least once per year to ensure their feet remain healthy and strong. For individuals with chronic or recurrent foot issues, it is recommended to see a podiatrist once every three to six months. With that being said, your podiatrist can let you know how often you should make appointments when you see them for a consultation or treatment. For an appointment or more information about our podiatry clinic at Hicksville Podiatry, please feel free to call us or book an appointment right here on our website! We serve patients from Hicksville NY, Bethpage NY, Levittown NY, Westbury NY, Plainview NY, Farmingdale NY, Jericho NY, Syosset NY, Brookville NY, Muttontown NY, Upper Brookville NY, Greenvale NY, West Hempstead NY, Swedetown Village NY, North Wantagh NY, Garden City NY, East Hills NY, Franklin Square NY, Lakeville Estates NY, Queens Village NY, Alden Manor NY, North Merrick NY, East Meadow NY, and surrounding areas.