The podiatrists of the Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery provide comprehensive foot and ankle care at our locations in Northridge, Santa Clarita, and Burbank, CA. If you've never seen a podiatrist, come see us and take control of your foot health.
A podiatrist can be an important lifeline if you've had a foot injury or surgery, or if you are a diabetic or an athlete. Both diabetics and athletes have an increased risk of mishaps with their feet, diabetics due to decreased sensitivity in the extremities, and athletes because of their increased activity level.
Even without a preexisting condition, a podiatrist can help keep your feet in great health. Your Northridge, Santa Clarita, and Burbank, CA, podiatrists also treat common foot issues like ingrown toenails, bunions, and hammertoes. If you are prone to any of these problems a podiatrist will be an important contact for you. The benefits to having a foot doctor you know and trust increase as you age because a podiatrist's goal is to keep you healthy and on your feet.
If you have any foot issues, it's recommended to see a podiatrist as often as every three months to ensure great foot health. Diabetics should see a podiatrist at a minimum once a year, even if they don't experience complications. Diabetics at higher risk for complications should be seen as often as every 2-3 months.
Even when you have healthy feet, they should still be examined by a podiatrist once a year. If you are an athlete your yearly visit may line up with the season of your sport. Your doctor can recommend exercises and stretches to prevent injury at your peak of activity.
The Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery is here for you with locations in Northridge, Santa Clarita, and Burbank, CA. Contact your podiatrists for an appointment at (818) 848-5588.