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Pre-Podiatry Concentrations

Podiatrists are medical professionals that specialize in maintaining the health of patient’s feet. They are trained in treating a wide range of different foot conditions. Some podiatrists can begin gaining their skills at their undergraduate institution through a pre-podiatry concentration. In these programs, an individual can prepare to be admitted into a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree program. Through this kind of concentration, an individual can learn more about biology and the sciences while conducting independent research projects. This is just one potential step along a podiatrist’s long journey to becoming a professional podiatrist. If you are someone that is struggling with the health of your feet, it is suggested that you seek out a podiatrist. 

If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Dr. Dean D. Hinners from Illinois. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is a Podiatrist?

Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.

Podiatric Treatment

A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Drugs
  • Orthotic inserts or soles
  • Surgery on lower extremity fractures

A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Metropolis and Eldorado, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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