Different Types of Podiatry Equipment
Podiatrists, also known as DPMs, are particular kinds of doctors that specialize in treating conditions of the feet. These medical professionals must undergo a rigorous course of study before being able to practice by themselves. Many patients are often curious as to what equipment podiatrists use in their practice to treat patients. The answer is that there are many different specific tools and pieces of equipment that podiatrists can use to accomplish different tasks. For example, to treat the toenails, podiatrists often have nail nippers, nail rasps, as well as cuticle and tissue nippers. To perform evaluations and examine the bones of the feet, many podiatrists also have X-ray machines in their practice. Also, some other pieces of equipment that are common in a podiatrist's practice include forceps and clamps, surgical curettes, and retractors. If you are someone that wants to learn more about podiatry equipment, contact a podiatrist today.
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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.
A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:
- Physical therapy
- 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.
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