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What Is a DPM?

If an individual wants to pursue a career in medicine and eventually become a doctor, that individual must typically undergo a rigorous course of study to obtain a degree in medicine. There are doctors of all kinds, and depending on which kind of doctor someone wants to become, they will have to pursue a specialized, specific degree. People that want to become podiatrists, for example, must pursue the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. This credential is commonly shortened to simply DPM. Podiatrists are very helpful and useful medical professionals that can help you identify and treat a wide range of problems that might be affecting your feet. For example, the DPM might be able to help you treat a case of plantar fasciitis, plantar warts, or toenail fungus, among other things. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today for more information. 

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact one of our podiatrists from Manhattan Footcare. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.

Podiatric Treatment

A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Drugs
  • Orthotic inserts or soles
  • Surgery on lower extremity fractures

A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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