A Tucker podiatrist is a doctor that diagnoses and treats conditions of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. Podiatrists are doctors that are most qualified to provide foot care. Podiatrists, commonly known as foot doctors help patients with a variety of foot related issues from minor warts to foot disorders and injuries.
According to the American Podiatric Association most people travel 75,000 miles on their feet by age 50! Since people are on their feet so much, foot conditions are very common. However, with proper regular foot care, early detection of existing problems, proper treatment and care, most foot and ankle related problems can be lessened or prevented. Practicing proper foot hygiene, wearing proper shoes and getting pedicures, are just some of the ways you can care for your feet. A qualified Tucker podiatrist can help you to prevent foot problems in many ways, such as prescribing orthotics to correct flat feet and by recommending the type of shoe you should wear for optimal foot health. Foot doctors offer a wide range of foot care services to help their patients. Some of the most common conditions they treat are: flat feet, ingrown toenails, fungal infections, sprained ankles, corns and athlete’s foot. It is important to get any abnormality or foot problem evaluated by a professional podiatrist as soon as possible. Early detection allows for early treatment, which is the key to preventing a condition from worsening. Some conditions, such as fungal infections can become serious if they’re left untreated. Since they infect both the skin and the nails, fungal infections can lead to dangerous blood infections, such as cellulitis if they are left untreated. Therefore, they should be treated right away. If you have any type of foot or ankle condition or notice any abnormalities, you should see a qualified Tucker podiatrist, like our expert, Dr. Ingie El-Khashab so you can be properly evaluated and treated.
Call our office to schedule an appointment with our expert Tucker podiatrist today. One of our friendly associates at Active Ankle & Foot would be happy to assist you.