If you live in the Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia metro area and are looking for a walk in podiatrist near you – Contact The Beltsville Foot and Ankle Center.
We accept same day walk in appointments.
How often do you visit a podiatrist? Are you sure your feet are in their best shape?
Most people pay attention to the feet only when it comes to preparing them for summer and doing pedicures.
But when your feet start aching or something goes wrong – you get an ingrown nail or a fracture, for example, – you realize how important your feet are and that it is necessary to care about them.
And that’s when you start to search for the walk in podiatrist near me.
The first step in caring about feet is to know what can happen and when you need a podiatrist. Ailments can happen to these foot issues:
Your ligaments hold bones together and tendons connect muscles to ligaments when you walk. They can be more or less elastic, be inflamed, tear or fray.
Bones in your feet can be thin, bruised, develop spurs, become fracture (including stress fractures).
Your nerves take messages that your brain sends you that help you move properly. They can be compresses or pinched, get an injury or become overused and deteriorate.
Your muscles enable you to move around, jump and run. They can be inflamed and strained, and get spasms.
Arteries and veins in your feet bring oxygen and healthy nutrients and carry away harmful products. Arteries can get clogged, valves in veins can be weak, which results in serious issues and painful conditions in your feet.
If you care about your feet or develop a problem, a podiatrist should be your first choice. Their job is to know how to diagnose what is wrong with your feet and find the best way to treat it.
At The Beltsville Foot And Ankle Center, our podiatrists have a full arsenal of the latest equipment and therapies at their disposal – such as laser treatments and custom orthotics.
Some of the specialties we work with include sports injuries, treating heel pain, caring for arthritic feet, monitoring foot development of a child, diabetic feet, and more.
When it’s possible, we find a solution for injury through non-surgical methods and treatments, but if surgery is a must, we are qualified to perform it as well (we only resort to surgery as a last resort).
For many people, pain is the first sign that something is wrong. It is not normal to have foot pain, and you should pay attention to that.
Oftentimes, prompt attention allows for an easy fix that helps you return to normal life quickly. If you postpone the treatment, it can get worse and you end up recovering for longer times.
All podiatrists have to undergo the same medical training, but they can also specialize in different fields related to feet. For example, surgery, sports medicine, pediatrics and so on. When a podiatrist wants to continue their training, they can get certified with the ABPM (American Board of Podiatric Medicine).
For more information on podiatrist and to prepare for your first visit, contact our specialists at The Beltsville Foot And Ankle Center.