Most people take their feet for granted until a problem arises. But take a minute to think about the work they do. The average person takes around 7,000 steps per day, and your feet bear the weight of your body with every step, so it’s important to take care of them. Having a podiatrist can ensure that your feet and ankles are always healthy.
The team of podiatrists at the Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Burbank, Northridge, and Santa Clarita CA. provide a full range of treatments for foot and ankle problems including bunion surgery, diabetic foot care, ankle reconstruction, and ankle replacement.
The Benefits of Podiatry
Burbank residents can benefit from having a podiatrist in the following ways:
- Preventing foot and ankle problems
- Determine the right footwear
- Specialized diagnostic approach
- Eliminates the need for referrals
- Specialist advice for long-term podiatric care
What Conditions Can a Podiatrist Treat?
At the Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery, our team of podiatry experts can treat a wide range of foot and ankle problems including:
- Injured tendon or muscles
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Forefoot pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
- Stress fractures
- Pediatric foot problems
If you have an occupation that requires you to stand for long periods, or you are an active athlete, you can be at risk of a number of foot problems. Seeing a podiatrist, who has more specialized knowledge than a general practitioner, can simplify diagnosis and enable faster treatment. Your podiatrist can also give you advice on appropriate footwear, orthotic devices, and diabetic foot care. Other services include sports therapy, pediatric assessment, and orthopedic rehabilitation.