Podiatry is one of the specialty practices at Active Home HealthCare Services, Inc. We have licensed foot doctors to administer services to patients in need of treatment for disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg area. They also work hand-in-hand with our physical and occupational therapists to create a comprehensive and team approach to the management or improvement of each of our client’s functions and mobility.
Podiatrists can treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, ankle and foot injuries, deformities, heel spurs, infections, and other foot complaints associated with diabetes and other diseases.
To treat these problems, podiatrists can provide these following care services:
- Toenail Trimming
- Toenail Fungus Treatment (Oral or Laser )
- Ingrown Toenails
- Trimming of Corns, Calluses, and Pressure Blisters
- Diabetic Foot Care & Wounds
- Foot & Ankle Ulcer Care
- Treatment of Plantar Warts
- Foot & Ankle Injections (Steroid or Herbal)
- Management of Foot & Ankle Fractures (Fiberglass Cast / Surgical Boot)
- Prescription (Refills)
Other functions that podiatrists assume include:
- Fitting corrective shoe inserts called orthotics
- Designing plaster casts and strappings to correct deformities
- Designing custom-made shoes
- Using a force plate or scanner to help design the orthotics where patients walk across a plate connected to a computer that “reads” their feet, picking up pressure points and weight distribution. From the computer readout, podiatrists order the correct design or recommend another kind of treatment.
To diagnose a foot problem, podiatrists also may order X-rays and laboratory tests. The foot may be the first area to show signs of conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. Podiatrists can consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners when they detect symptoms of these disorders.
For more information about this service, please feel free to contact us.