Most people encounter pain in their feet and ankles at some point in their lives, but many do not take their pain seriously, or they think that the pain will go away eventually. Your foot has 26 bones, and over 100 tendons and ligaments that work together in a complex manner to support your body weight. It is therefore very important to take good care of your feet and ankles and to make sure any discomfort is addressed.
A Podiatrist is a foot and ankle specialist who knows how to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions such as injuries, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and skin diseases.
Below are reasons why it is always important to consult a podiatrist:
- Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle problems. Even if you think it is easier to wait until pain subsides, only a proper diagnosis and treatment from a foot specialist will get to the root of the problem and address your pain.
- Accurate diagnosis – you may think you are dealing with a lightly sprained ankle, or lasting effects from a hard workout, but oftentimes there are other culprits. Podiatrists can use digital X-rays and other modern technology to pinpoint the exact problem.
- Faster recovery – A proper diagnosis leads to a clear treatment plan, which means a faster recovery. Podiatrists can create custom orthotics as a preventative measure, and perform surgery when necessary.
Here at Houston Foot & Ankle Care, we have a dedicated and experienced podiatrist, Dr. Gabriel Maislos, who is committed to providing his patients and the Houston community with the utmost care and compassion. Dr. Maislos is board certified and has many years of experience caring for people with all types of foot and ankle problems. Whether you have chronic heel pain, suffer from diabetes, or have an injury, Dr. Maislos will listen, and come up with an accurate diagnosis using state-of-the-art technology and a treatment plan with you. There is no reason to wait to see a podiatrist, so make an appointment, or call us at (713) 541-3199 to address your foot and ankle concerns.