Q: What is the difference between a podiatrist, podiatric physician, and podiatric surgeon?
A: There is no real difference between the three and at Bartlett Foot Center we cover all three.
Q: Are podiatrists restricted to treating the foot and ankle only?
A: No, we can treat a variety of ailments around the foot and ankle including the soft tissue up to the knee, Achilles, shin splints, or even ankle fractures/sprains.
Q: Do podiatrists have areas of specialty in which they focus?
A: Podiatry itself is a specialty, but they can focus on sports medicine, or orthotics, or diabetic specialists within podiatry, however there are no additional qualifications..
Q: Do podiatrists perform surgery?
A: Yes, there are a variety of different surgeries we can perform.
Q: Why Do I Have Cold Feet?
A: Circulation problems. Some conditions cause the blood vessels to shrink such as diabetes.
Q: Why Do I Get Leg Cramps When I Walk?
A: There are a variety of reasons you could be getting leg cramps including biomechanical problems, foot & ankle not functioning well, muscle strain, fatigue, tight calf muscle, dehydration, poor posture and more.
Q: Does leaving toenail polish on too long cause fungal infections?
A: It can help a fungus grow and increase the chance of getting toenail fungus.
Q: Can An Orthotic Help My Knee Pain?
A: Absolutely. Foot, ankle, knee, hip, and lower back can all be helped through the use of orthotics.
Q: What Is Runner’s Toe?
A: Usually when the longest toe or the most elevated toe has the nail hitting up against the shoe.
Q: Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?
A: Only if you have an HMO, otherwise we can even take walk-ins.