Find Answers to Your Foot & Ankle Questions
We've created this list of FAQ's to help you understand more about foot problems, treatment options and general foot care. For more information schedule an appointment with an experienced podiatrist.
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Why Should You Visit a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist should be the first person you call when it comes to a foot or ankle problem.
Podiatrists are medical specialists who are trained and certified in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
They are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your foot and ankle pain.
Podiatrists are licensed practitioners that are qualified to perform complete physical examinations, medical history, prescribe medications, order necessary tests and therapies such as an MRI, CT, x-ray's, ultrasound and physical therapy. Podiatrist are also trained to treat sprains, fractures, and perform foot and ankle surgery.
Podiatrist are uniquely qualified to care, diagnose and treat your foot pain!
With a complete foot exam from our experienced and caring podiatrists at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers, you can be rest assured that you are recieving the 'right' podiatric treatment, the first time.
Make an appointment by calling (562) 433-0478.
Is Your Podiatry Office Open Saturday?
YES! We are open Saturday.
We offer Saturday appointments and are open 9:00am - 12:30pm at our podiatry office located at 304 Cherry Ave in Long Beach.
Making time to see the doctor with your already busy schedule, can be difficult. That's why we offer Saturday appointments at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers.
Call (562) 433-0478 to schedule your appointment.
What is a Podiatrist?
A Doctor of the Foot & Ankle
A podiatrist, or podiatric physician, is a medical professional specializing in the study and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. In other words, a "foot doctor!"
In America, all podiatrists who hold a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) complete surgical residencies, and are all trained in surgical treatments of the foot and ankle.
Podiatrists also treat conditions such as bone and joint disorders, neurological and circulatory diseases, as well as skin or nail disorders.
Below is a list of common conditions treated by a podiatrists:
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail Fungus
- Foot sprains
- Foot fractures
- Shin Splints
- Diabetic Foot care