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The Path to Podiatry

Becoming a podiatrist involves a journey of dedication and specialized training, starting with undergraduate studies in a science-related field. After completing a bachelor's degree, aspiring podiatrists pursue a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM, degree, typically a four-year program focused on foot and ankle anatomy, biomechanics, and medical and surgical interventions. Throughout their education, students engage in clinical rotations to gain hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle conditions. After graduating, podiatrists often undertake residencies to further refine their skills in areas such as surgery, sports medicine, or wound care. Finally, they obtain licensure to practice independently. Transitioning from student to professional, podiatrists continue to expand their knowledge through continuing education and staying abreast of advancements in podiatric medicine. If you are experiencing foot or ankle discomfort, it is suggested that you seek the expertise of a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

If you are dealing with pain in your feet and ankles, you may want to seek help from a podiatrist. Feel free to contact Edward Fryman, DPM, FACFAOM from Seaford Foot Care Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine who diagnoses and treats conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Your podiatrist may specialize in a certain field such as sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care. Podiatrists have the ability to become board certified through training, clinical experience, and then taking an exam.

What Do Podiatrists Do?

On a daily basis, a podiatrist may perform the following activities:

  • Diagnose foot ailments such as ulcers, tumors, fractures, etc.
  • Use innovative methods to treat conditions
  • Use corrective orthotics, casts, and strappings to correct deformities
  • Correct walking patterns and balance
  • Provide individual consultations to patients

It is very important that you take care of your feet. It’s easy to take having healthy feet for granted, however foot problems tend to be among the most common health conditions. Podiatrists can help diagnose and treat a variety of feet related conditions, so it is crucial that you visit one if you need assistance.

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


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