Podiatry or foot surgery is an interdisciplinary branch of medical science dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the feet, lower extremities, and ankle. This field combines the study of the biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, radiology, electrology, and imaging of the human foot and ankle to determine its structure and function. It is also involved in the care, analysis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases affecting the foot and ankle.
Common illnesses affecting the feet and ankles include corns, calluses, plantar fasciitis, opinion, heel spurs, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, metatarsal bones, heel spur, metatarsal bone fracture, meniscal tear, meniscal tears, endodermal infection, tennis elbow, toenail fungus, skin tag and fungal toenail infection. Other disorders that may affect the feet and ankles are foot and ankle tumours, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, whiplash, and tendonitis.
A podiatrist Adelaide uses various diagnostic procedures to diagnose the illness and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Podiatrists perform x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, ultrasound, electromyography, computed axial tomography, ultrasonography, radionuclide, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), orthopedic imaging, diagnostic radiology, radiological treatment, surgical techniques and management. They perform podiatric surgery, micrografts, podiatry, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation and physical therapy.
A podiatrist Adelaide is certified by their respective associations of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. To become a qualified podiatrist, one needs to undergo a thorough clinical and educational program with hands-on training in podiatry and surgery at accredited colleges or universities specializing in the field of podiatry. They also need to complete a two-year fellowship in podiatry from an approved institution specializing in this specialty.
Various disorders can affect the feet and ankles. One of them is podiatry’s diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, which includes treating plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. Other conditions include the treatment and prevention of plantar fasciitis, metatarsal fractures, heel spurs, corns, calluses, heel spur, toe capsular contracture, metatarsal hernia and metatarsus.
A podiatrist Adelaide is an expert in diagnosing and treating different conditions related to the feet and ankles, like plantar fasciitis, corns and calluses, heel spurs, metatarsal fractures, metatarsus, metatarsal deformity, corns and calluses, heel spurs, metatarsus deformity, metatarsal deformities, skin tags, fungal toenail infection, toe fungus, skin tag, fungal toenail infection and podiatry’s treatment and prevention. Podiatrists perform diagnostic procedures like x-ray, MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, CT, PET, etc. to diagnose and treat various disorders. Other diagnostic procedures include digital radiography, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radio Frequency Ablation (MRI), Computerized Tomography (MRI) and Ultrasound. Podiatrists also conduct laboratory tests such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), X-Ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT, MRI and PET), Electron Microscopy, Radiologic Technique, Ultrasound. For example, a magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) is used to look for abnormalities in the structures and functions of the bones, soft tissues, muscles and organs, such as bone density, muscle, circulation, coagulation, the blood supply of nutrients and fluids, etc.