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What to Look For in a Podiatrist

If you are suffering from an ankle injury or experiencing foot pain, it is wise to see a podiatrist to prevent any additional issues from occurring. You may not know just how severe your injury is or what is causing the pain, but a skilled podiatrist will thoroughly examine your ankle or foot to find the right treatment for you.

What is a podiatrist?

First off, what exactly is a podiatrist? A podiatrist is a physician or surgeon who treats foot, ankle and related areas of the leg. Podiatrists are known to specialize in ankle and foot injuries making them the best person to see when experiencing any issues with these areas. A podiatrist will check and treat issues like ankle sprains, pain in the Achilles Tendon, Jones Fractures, Capsulitis and Plantar Fasciitis.

Choosing the right podiatrist

The right podiatrist Phoenix will offer custom foot orthotic therapy, surgery, non-surgical options, emergency care and specialty care. It is important to consider the following when looking for a podiatrist: amount of training they have received, the amount of experience they have and if they are board certified. You also want to work with a podiatrist that will provide educated information to their patients, offer only the finest medical and surgical care along with high quality techniques and tools. Efficiency, kindness and respect are also characteristics you should always look for.

The goal of the entire staff at the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona is to improve the quality of life while providing friendly customer service. Our very own Dr. Kris Nucci has been named one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctor for the last 10 years and continues to offer the latest innovations to his patients. The Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona takes pride in delivering only the best service possible to their patients.