Diseases of the feet, particularly nail plate and skin conditions, as well as orthopedic problems in this area that can be corrected without surgery. These conditions commonly occur in patients with diabetes, gout, or circulatory disorders in the legs.
Symptoms and main conditions
Podologists have a medical education, conduct consultations in medical institutions, and have the right to refer patients for additional examinations and tests. They also take responsibility for the diagnosis made and the prescribed treatment.
You should seek a consultation with a podologist if you have congenital abnormalities or acquired deformities of the nails, ingrown toenails, fungal infections of the nails and feet, calluses and corns, diabetic foot, heel spurs, or plantar fasciitis
What does a podologist do:
- Consults the patient and conducts a thorough examination
- Determines the pathology and, if necessary, refers to specialized specialists for consultation
- Selects and implements a treatment program
- Provides recommendations for foot care