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By Peter Y. Siroka, DPM
October 28, 2021
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Podiatrist  

Chronic foot problems or injuries can make daily activities hard. After all, we need our feet to stand, walk and run. If your feet are giving you problems and you live in Stamford, CT, visit your podiatrist for treatment today. Dr. Peter Siroka is an experienced professional who can help diagnose and treat a range of podiatry-related problems.

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a medical professional who diagnoses and helps treat problems that affect the feet, ankles, and lower leg area. They sometimes have to work in cohesion with other physicians to treat issues such as diabetes. 

While diabetes is a disease that affects insulin levels in the blood, it can also have a devastating effect on other parts of the body - especially the lower limb area. Therefore, patients may also often have to see both a general practitioner and a podiatrist for ongoing care.

What Issues Do Podiatrists Treat?

You may visit your podiatrist in Stamford, CT, for an exhaustive list of issues such as the following:

  •  Bunions
  •  Flat feet
  •  Toenail fungus
  •  Plantar fasciitis
  •  Hammertoes
  •  ingrown toenails
  •  Achilles tendon issues
  •  Athlete's foot
  •  Diabetic Foot Care
  •  Injuries
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle fractures

What Types of Treatment Do Podiatrists Use?

The type of treatment your podiatrist provides, of course, depends on the type of lower extremity injury or ailment that you have as well as the severity of it. Diabetic foot care usually involves the treatment of open sores and wounds. Unfortunately, surgery may involve limb amputation. Podiatrists will conduct thorough examinations of diabetic patients' feet to prevent future amputations.

A podiatrist may prescribe orthopedic shoes or cushions, particularly in the case of hammertoes. We often treat chronic heel spur pain by way of Extracorporeal Shock Wave therapy. This procedure sends sonic waves directly to the area of pain. Luckily, it is non-surgical and non-invasive. 

Our office can also perform surgery to remove bunions and to correct hammertoes. For patients with Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis, our staff may use a procedure called Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment. Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment involves the use of the concentration of a patient's own platelets for healing.

Your local podiatrist in Stamford, CT, is ready to assist you with a range of chronic or acute issues in your lower body. Call our office at (203) 614-8185 to make an appointment with Dr. Siroka today.