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What is a Podiatrist?

Looking for help with your foot and ankle pain: look no further! The answer that you have been searching for is a podiatrist. Your feet are the foundation of your body, and when they hurt, there are many possible sources of the pain.

A podiatrist is a medical doctor trained specifically in the care of the feet and ankles. In order to become a podiatrist, a doctor will complete four years of education in a podiatric school, followed by three years of residency training at a hospital. This field of care includes diagnosing foot conditions and treating them, as well as helping patients to prevent foot pain and complications. Some podiatrists specialize in specific sub-areas of podiatry such as pediatric care, sports medicine or diabetic foot care. Many people call podiatrists “foot doctors.”

What can a podiatrist do for me?

A podiatrist can help you with all types of foot and ankle conditions, from minor conditions like blisters to more serious issues such as diabetic ulcers. No foot pain is too small or too big for a podiatrist to handle.

Pain in your foot or ankle is never normal, should not be ignored. The moment that you realize that there is a problem, make an appointment with Dr. Sanjay Patel. As a podiatrist in Connecticut, Dr. Patel has the experience, resources, and training to properly help you relieve pain.

As a foot specialist, Dr. Patel will help to relieve your heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is commonly the source of this daily discomfort, as it commonly affects 1 out of 7 adults, and several treatment options are available to treat it.

Dr. Patel also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bunions. Whether you have developed bunions from a biomechanical weakness in your feet or from wearing shoes that were too tight, Dr. Patel can help.

Cracked, discolored, and brittle nails need to be treated in order to prevent the spread of the infection. As a foot doctor, Dr. Patel treats toenail fungus with cutting edge laser treatment technology.

At Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC, pediatric foot care is extremely important. Dr. Patel knows that protecting a child’s feet and correcting any existing foot conditions is the key to preventing future chronic foot and ankle pain.

Other common foot conditions treated by a podiatrist include:

Make an appointment with Connecticut podiatrist Sanjay Patel if you are experiencing foot or ankle pain. Our experience and genuine care will prove that when it comes to your feet, your needs are our priority. Call (203) 876-7736 to make an appointment in Milford, or (203) 228-4055 to contact our Hamden office.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.